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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.
« Last Edit: Wed 2017-08-09, 04:00:38 am by r9453 »

 

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