Thursday, 29 April 2010

ADMIRAL and DropBox (WIN)

From the early days of ADMIRAL's conception, DropBox's user-friendly multi-platform interface was a model that we wished to emulate. Unfortunately the non-local storage of files in DropBox is a showstopper for some of our users.

For users who are not concerned about off-site storage of their data, we have experimented with using DropBox alongside ADMIRAL, with a good degree of success. Our findings are described in the ADMIRAL wiki.

In summary, DropBox can be used to syncronize a remote computer with a user's ADMIRAL filestore area, thus providing an easy-to-use remote access, file recovery, file versioning capability and easy updating from any web browser. This works as an add-on to, and does not affect, the core ADMIRAL capabilites.

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