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Thinking About Backups

A little while ago, we had a user submit an odd Feature Request: Backup my memories and thoughts to something smart searchable. Which got us thinking about backups – if you had to backup your priceless memories and thoughts (and we hope you’re at least doing this with your personal & work files), where would you store them? What criteria would you use in selecting a cloud storage provider to keep your valuable data safe? Price What are your thoughts and memories worth to you? It seems like a silly question, until you realize that millions of people already regularly

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Greener Pastures For GreenQloud

A few months ago, GreenQloud announced that they will be shutting down their public cloud services on October 1st, 2015. The company was founded in 2010 to be a 100% green solution to public cloud storage and computing, with locations in Iceland and an American location in Seattle both powered by renewable energy. We have decided to remove the ability to create a new GreenQloud connector in our app, but will allow our users currently running scheduled transfers to or from their service to continue using it until GreenQloud’s API is no longer available. We’re sad to see them go,

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Vital Lessons From The OPM Hack

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), responsible for keeping the records of civilian federal employees in the US, was hacked in April – but this was only recently revealed by the US government. The whole thing was said to be simply due to social engineering and bad credential management with contractors – most of which can be combated by education and training. You can read more about the hack here. We thought it would be beneficial to briefly go over some vital lessons from the OPM hack, as they apply to many legacy enterprise file systems. Auditing and Access Controls

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Announcing Google Cloud Storage Support

We’re happy to introduce Google Cloud Storage as the newest member of the our Connector family! Google Cloud Storage is a a powerful, simple and cost effective object storage service for developers and IT organizations. Google Cloud offers three different levels of storage via the same API – including Nearline, “cold” (offline) storage for your data that can be retrieved almost instantaneously. Why Make The Switch? Our answer: because you can. Mover empowers people to put their data wherever they want, whether it’s for pricing, availability, or features within a particular ecosystem. Google has made a pretty convincing argument when

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Moving to Google Photos

With the recent separation of Google Photos from Google+, lots of people are looking for a reason to take advantage of the free, unlimited storage the service provides for photos. Here’s a quick rundown on how to use Mover to get your photos into Google’s new photo service – free from one Personal Connector to another! Checking For Google Photos Most Google Drive accounts should already have the Google Photos option on the left hand side. If you don’t yet, it might be due to the type of account (i.e. Google Drive for Work) or when you signed up for

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Mover Partners With Dropbox for Business

Today we are pleased to announce our full integration with Dropbox for Business. Since day one, Mover has worked closely with Dropbox to help consumers migrate and back up their Dropbox data. In only a few short years we’re happy to be part of the next evolution in Dropbox’s journey, expanding their business reach. As a serious contender in the SMB and enterprise space, Dropbox for Business is a solid product that we are happy to throw our support behind. Any customers looking for an easy migration path into Dropbox for Business can pick Mover to help make that transition

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We’ve Updated Our Incremental Feature

At Mover, we’re always looking forward. That’s why we’ve recently made changes to our Incremental Feature! It now operates as a differential transfer; checking the destination directory and comparing it to the source directory and moving what’s different – while mostly applying to Scheduled Transfers, this is also the way our Resume & Rerun functions now work within our app. How it used to work Let’s look at how the feature used to work: Our app would use the log file from the previous transfer to determine what had already been moved from the source. Because the log file would

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Migrating to Google Drive

Here’s a handy intro to Mover for Google Drive administrators, IT professionals, and users. If you have ever attempted to educate an employee on the cloud you understand how difficult it can be to break old habits. One of the easiest ways of forming new, great habits using Google Drive is to on-board your users as fast as possible. The faster your users are using Google Drive, the stickier it is, and the more likely they are to adopt it in their day-to-day activities. A fully hosted web application Mover is a fully hosted web application that can copy data

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Hightail is here!

Hightail is one of the founding members of the cloud storage ecosystem. Initially founded as YouSendIt, Hightail has been offering file sharing services longer than any other provider that Mover supports. As one of Mover’s premium partners, Hightail customers enjoy the ability to swiftly migrate data from on-prem or other cloud platforms quickly into their Hightail accounts. Made for professionals, these guys are serious about servicing the needs of businesses. Hightail is a huge fan of the mobile experience so they offer mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows 8. Also, equally as impressive, you can collaborate on Hightail files

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Welcoming Bitcasa

Late last week we soft launched our Bitcasa integration. Bitcasa has long been one of the most robust cloud storage providers in the marketplace. Launched in 2011, Bitcasa offers unlimited storage for its users and is one of the largest providers of cloud storage data in the world. Today we are proud to announce that Bitcasa and Mover have partnered to enable an easy way to migrate data in and out of Bitcasa! Bitcasa bills themselves as “Your Digital Home, Accessible Everywhere.” and they aren’t lying! Bitcasa offers a great storage plans which are competitive with other providers, and they

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