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r9453

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Dropbox
« on: Mon 2017-06-12, 22:13:59 pm »
I upgraded my Dropbox to a 1Tb account with a view to swapping LB file sets using shared folders. I have at least 6,000 LB# of which I can probably accommodate about 1,000 on Dropbox.

EDIT: Here is a link to my list

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7668c64pj5mvntw/r9453.xlsx?dl=0
« Last Edit: Mon 2017-06-12, 23:57:23 pm by r9453 »

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #1 on: Sun 2017-06-18, 04:12:21 am »
I have 12 x 2TB HDDs:


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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #2 on: Wed 2017-06-21, 19:39:36 pm »
Loading up the DropBox is progressing slowly, I now have 60Gb of my 1Tb uploaded.

If anyone is interested in getting involved, let me know.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #3 on: Sun 2017-06-25, 20:39:20 pm »
PM sent.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #4 on: Sun 2017-06-25, 21:07:14 pm »
PM sent.

Thanks, I got it and reply also sent.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #5 on: Sun 2017-06-25, 21:18:05 pm »
There are some challenges, namely coordinating uploads/downloads, naming the folders and managing the permanent (non-shared, archival) folders. These things might all sound easy enough but its been a learning curve. Dropbox is available as a desktop app or web interface. The app is convenient and easy to use but the web interface is relatively primitive.

I use both but mainly the web interface because its the only way to access files and folders not stored on your local HDD. I refer to the recordings listed at jokerman.org.uk as "file sets" or "folders" since that is what they are once they are, once uploaded to Dropbox (every file is stored in a folder or sub-folder).

EDIT: we now have four members in our DropBox team. Management will be an ongoing issue but with four people uploading progress will be swift. Hopefully not too hectic or chaotic.

UPDATE: 200 LB# folders uploaded - 150Gb of 1,000Gb used.

2017-06-29: I won't keep posting updates every 5 minutes but the project is going well. Four people are uploading - we have encountered a problem in regard to sharing the folder with the LB content. Because its so large you need a 1Tb account to access it.
« Last Edit: Wed 2017-06-28, 19:50:08 pm by r9453 »

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #6 on: Thu 2017-06-29, 18:07:44 pm »
Recruitment drive: the team has got four members, I'd like to get one more candidate.

We are developing protocols for uploading/downloading LB# folders to the Dropbox cloud. Every new LB file set that gets uploaded stays in the cloud. Team members can download whatever they might need. At this stage we are trading shows - actively looking for shows that one or more team members is missing. In the long run the idea is to upload everything listed at the LB website.

EDIT: There are two lines of attack. Luis and I have a method to pinpoint exactly which shows we need. The second method is to assign a year to a team member who in effect becomes the curator for that year.

Update: Today there was a setback. Some folders wound up with missing files. Its a long story but I think something went wrong when they were being copied. The original folders were ok but there was a set with missing files floating about and causing nightmares.

Anyone with a genuine LB# on their Dropbox is welcome to share - it does not have to be anything rare. It will save us the effort to upload it - sharing is as simple as copying the folder from one Dropbox to another. It takes no time at all.

Out of the blue I got an invite from someone to share 28 x 2002 shows which I accepted and copied them to my Dropbox. I now have over 300 LB# recordings occupying 25% of my allocation.

I put a message on ER looking for team members but I'm not exactly inundated with inquiries - I guess Dropbox could be the problem but they give you 2Gb free space which is enough to get started.

The project continues steadily with some obscure (rare?) stuff being added. Approaching 400 LB# and 28% all used up.

EDIT: Still looking for a new team member - if anyone is interested in collecting Dylan LB recordings this is a great way to go about it. You don't need a large collection, all you need is the ability to upload recordings not already in the cloud. In return I can upload anything you might want from the 6,500 LB# on my HDDs.

I think between the team members there might be between 7,500 and 8,500 LB# available. The exact number is hard to determine at this time.

2017-07-13 today we went past 500 LB# (33.3% of 1Tb) - with a couple more people uploading it will grow quicker and the benefits will become more apparent.

2017-07-17 I posted this on ER "Currently there are 636 LB# recordings in the cloud. I have some good people helping me out with the uploads. We have a sort of take one leave one thing going on. Requests are usually accommodated with alacrity."  db
« Last Edit: Sun 2017-07-16, 18:05:38 pm by r9453 »

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #7 on: Tue 2017-07-25, 05:48:47 am »
There is now more than 1,000 LB# up in the cloud. Let's say 10,000 to go!  db

2017-08-09 more than 1,500 LB# up.
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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #8 on: Mon 2017-08-21, 02:07:57 am »
What is the overall goal for the team here?  I'm not clear on what you are trying to accomplish.  Is this just utilizing Dropbox to have a private trading group?

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« Reply #9 on: Mon 2017-08-21, 03:55:01 am »
What is the overall goal for the team here?  I'm not clear on what you are trying to accomplish.  Is this just utilizing Dropbox to have a private trading group?

Two goals, one is to upload every LB# file set to the cloud, the other is indeed a private trading group. While the first goal may seem presently somewhat distant, the second goal provides a convenient means to that end. Dropbox offers something more than just a trading group, since each new trade is added to the archive.

I would describe it more as a trading ring. There is extensive use of spreadsheet analysis of trade lists to determine who has what recordings and which ones to upload.

Co-incidentally, today we went past 2,000 LB# (1,200Gb) uploaded. One member set a record upload of 101 shows in a single day (the man is a train).
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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #10 on: Mon 2017-08-28, 17:35:45 pm »
Someone asked me a couple of questions, I will put the answers here, this could be the start of an FAQ.

Are you still accepting members? - yes but I think there must be a limit, maybe less than 10 but it probably depends on the level of involvement. At least in the beginning a fair amount of communication is required to set things up.

Do I need a Pro account? - no, but the more free space you have in your personal a/c the better. Obviously you do need a personal Dropbox account.

Can I upload files to your account? - under certain circumstance. I have a business a/c which is the only way to go beyond 1Tb of storage space - currently there is approx. 1.3Tb in the cloud. My business a/c allows three team members including me. However, there are six members in the LB Cloud project itself - one of them has a 1b personal a/c which is very helpful but not necessary. One member has the basic 2Gb free a/c - which is somewhat of a restriction. Another member has about 8Gb obtained through dbx (my shorthand for Dropbox) offers and giveaways.

What else do I need? - the fact that you are a member of this site is a good start, we can take it from there. In particular an understanding of the LB file sets and how to verify them. You would also need to take the time to communicate. This is more like a co-operative than the somewhat anonymous bit torrent trackers where communication is possible but it often never happens.

If there are any more questions I'm happy to answer them here.

r9453

EDIT: I'm still looking for a couple of new members. You don't need a huge collection to participate.
« Last Edit: Mon 2017-09-11, 08:09:50 am by r9453 »

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #11 on: Tue 2017-09-26, 16:56:37 pm »
Currently working on getting every LB# from the 1960s uploaded - there are approximately 450.

(Approaching 2Tb and 3000 recordings in the archive).

Still looking for contributions if anyone would like to help out.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #12 on: Wed 2017-10-04, 00:50:45 am »
Currently working on getting every LB# from the 1960s uploaded - there are approximately 450.

More or less completed the 1960s. More than 3,000 LB# in total uploaded.

Upgraded to Dropbox Advance Business Plan which according to the Help page provides "As much space as your team needs".

Looking for contributors - you don't need a huge collection - all you need is some LB# not already uploaded.
« Last Edit: Wed 2017-10-04, 01:02:53 am by r9453 »

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #13 on: Sat 2017-10-28, 18:43:38 pm »
Completed up to 1974  db

More than 4,000 LB# recordings uploaded (thanks everybody) = 2.5TB.

There is still room for more uploaders but happy to look at fulfilling a few requests.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #14 on: Wed 2017-11-29, 07:03:02 am »

Update:

We now have 5,000 LB# recordings (more than 3TB) in the cloud.

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