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Old 10-14-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Best online (work) file-sharing method?

I'm looking to share a few hundred excel and word docs and pics with my co-workers. We used to have a server at the office that we all used via Windows Explorer, and everyone's files were kept there so everyone always had the latest copy of everything. Now that we're always on the road, we're stuck emailing back and forth every day and it sucks. So what do I do, set up an FTP? A ton of our stuff is also on Google Apps, and I heard Google might be lauching a file sharing feature real soon?

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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I'm a pretty big fan of Papaya for Os X. Or you could just setup a mini-NAS kind of thing that your coworkers could SMB into and drop their files.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:49 PM   #4
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I'm a pretty big fan of Papaya for Os X. Or you could just setup a mini-NAS kind of thing that your coworkers could SMB into and drop their files.
NAS? SMB?

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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I'm looking to share a few hundred excel and word docs and pics with my co-workers.
SHAREpoint.

I mean... there's a reason SHARE is in the name of the product.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
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+1. It's just a damn shame their paid model is overpriced.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:13 AM   #9
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I use http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Main_Page and just use ftp plugin for firefox so i can just use my bookmark to access it... or simply use the gui.

id still make everything read only and keep a seperate folder for r/w updated files. Depending on your coworkers i wouldnt trust anyone but myself to be able to delete stuff.

Most of those free file sharing things can end up in headaches and have size/transfer limits for the free versions.
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Subversion works. I like using source control for sharing stuff with people in case somebody makes a bad edit.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:31 AM   #11
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Went with Box - tks!
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:32 AM   #12
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lol @ throwing in "Excel and Word docs" before pictures.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:14 AM   #14
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SHAREpoint.

I mean... there's a reason SHARE is in the name of the product.
Yeah, I like sharepoint. MOSS is nice to implement versioning and check-in/check-out. SVN should also do all that.

Could also just setup a hamachi vpn and share the folder like they used to.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:20 AM   #15
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if you guys are are all on the same LAN I don't understand why you'd use an internet source as your backup... but to each his own...
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+1. It's just a damn shame their paid model is overpriced.
If anyone is curious, if you email them they can offer:


- 10GB $4.99/month or $49/year
- 20GB $6.99/month or $69/year
- 25GB $7.99/month or $79/year

In addition to their existing tiers. Still very overpriced, market standard is $5/mo for unlimited.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #17
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Accellion has some neat products. Their green line would work for you. You can set it up as virtual appliance with VMWare.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:30 AM   #18
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on a company laptop you should be doing a vpn into your company lan. then access your file server as usual.
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You should probably ask your IT staff.
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on a company laptop you should be doing a vpn into your company lan. then access your file server as usual.
This.
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