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[tech]I think in my previous articles, Backup up your cell phone in three easy steps and Dropbox or Copy, I might have given people the impression that the Copy was ONLY for backing up your cell phone pics. That is actually just an awesome benefit of the copy service, where it really shines is when you install it on your computer or laptop and use it as a ton of FREE online Cloud storage.

After signing up for the copy service (remember click this link and you get an EXTRA 5 GIGS totally free for a total of 20 GIGS!) Sure, you can (and should) install it on your android or apple phone, but definitely install it on your computer too. It simply creates an extra folder on your computer called “Copy” (imagine that). Then, whatever files or folders you put in that “copy” folder is “mirrored” to the cloud. Now, notice I said “mirrored”, that is very important because if you delete the file from your computer, it deletes it from your copy account online too. So that is why it is NOT a true backup service (no cloud storage used in this way EVER is a backup). Think of it as a duplicate if your computer crashes, but if you delete, rename, or move the file, it will do the same in your cloud storage folder.

Now from any computer connected to the internet, or even your phone, you can browse to that file. Now, if you have it installed on your phone, it will not download a copy of the files to keep it in sync with your cloud storage, which is a good thing since most phones do not have that type of available space but If you install it on your home computer and a laptop, it will download a copy to each computer and keep everything in perfect sync, which is ideal for most of us. Imagine you can now work on a file or edit a photo, rename files, or do whatever on the road and it updates the file on your home computer. No more lost revisions! You can tell it not to do this per folder if you like though, maybe if you have limited space on one of your devices or simply choose not to use this feature.

You should always keep a separate copy of all your important files on another service or external hard drive, that’s the only way to have a true backup, and I recommend at least two other devices. This is a quick way to achieve a partial quick copy though.

Remember if you click the link above or here it will give you an extra 5 Gigs free, I don’t know how long they will have this offer, but why miss out on a total of 20 FREE GIGS! Plus I get 5 Gigs free for referring you, so I certainly appreciate it.

Take care and God Bless.

As a followup to my other post “Dropbox or Copy?” I wanted to show the settings for automatically uploading your pictures to the cloud service Copy (Barracuda Networks).

If you haven’t signed up and installed the app on your phone yet, click here to get your additional 5GB free data for a total of 20GB totally free.

Now after you install the app on your android phone, simply follow the screenshots below to setup automatic uploading. Make sure you verify your email address with the Copy service to get your 5 gigs free!

(you can click images below to see a larger image)

Open Copy App on phone

Open Copy App on phone

Click on Preferences

Click on Preferences

Put a check in each box

Put a check in each box


Dropbox or Copy?

Copy is a relatively new player to the game. Being backed by Barracuda Networks says a lot though. A major player in hardware and security for many moons.

I have been with dropbox for years. I had their free account and switched to the paid version a couple years ago, but I am missing something, oh yeah, that’s right, SPACE! I need more space! I am constantly running up against my 100GB limit, so I have to look into alternatives.

I signed up for Copy today, so far I am very impressed. 15 GB free right off the bat, and I get 5GB free for every referral, and they also get 5GB free. So if you want 20GB free right now, click this secure link and help us both out! If you choose to go directly to Copy and sign up, you still get the 15GB, just not the 20GB

The paid version also gives you 250GB for the same price as dropbox’s 100GB, so stay tuned for future writings on my new adventure with Copy.

DON’T FORGET, you must install the app either on your mobile or desktop,  its quick and easy, but you need to do it to get your free space. I HIGHLY recommend installing it on your cell phone, you can then go into settings and have it auto-upload any new pictures you take on your phone! You have the choice to only allow it to upload when connected to wifi or not. If you are like me and have data limits, you probably want to choose “only on wifi”