Cloud based storage options for PowerPC

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  1. G4fanboy, Nov 4, 2016
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    G4fanboy macrumors regular

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    What options do we have? This post didn't helped http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/cloud-and-sync-options-for-ppc.1959848/

    Found some articles on a quick google search

    https://www.thebalance.com/free-cloud-storage-1356638

    http://www.networkworld.com/article/2932962/cloud-storage/19-free-cloud-storage-options.html

    http://www.1mtb.com/top-10-best-free-online-cloud-storage-services/

    http://www.backupreview.com/best-free-cloud-storage/

    https://www.cloudwards.net/the-top-5-cloud-companies-with-large-free-service-plans/


    So we can discard those not working via client and those not working via web browsers. Also it is important to notice all those that have free user account

    PS: This is made as a wiki, for others to edit.

    PPS: Found https://macpowerpc.com/2012/06/02/cloud-for-mac-powerpc-online-storage/

    PPPS: Found This on our F.A.Q.
    What Cloud services have clients that will run on my powerpc mac?

    1) Dropbox - 10.4+
    2) Sugarsync - you have to use version 1.9.42 for powerpc 10.4+.
    3) CXSync - 10.5 only,using a legacy version.
    4) Spideroak - from my searches I've found that there is an old version that works on 10.4+ powerpcs, but I mailed them.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    To deal with some uploads limits using free accounts is not a trouble for me. Big files would be "sliced up".

    From your post it Beavix said that :

    If you're looking for a cloud storage service easily accessible from any Mac, try Box.com. It allows WebDAV access which works all the way down to Mac OS 9 (using Goliath) and possibly below that.

    Also, Adrive it is used by Mac OS 9 Lives! forum, so it should be compatible all the way down to Mac OS 9 too.

    I am trying to backup a 40 Gb drive using Leopard and 10 free accounts on every free service we found to be Leo. Maybe with Automator or AppleScripts and TFF/TFB/Safari we can get even Terabytes using these guides:

    http://www.1mtb.com/how-to-get-36-tb-free-cloud-storage-from-qihoo-360-yunpan-cloud-drive/

    http://www.1mtb.com/how-to-get-10-tb-free-online-cloud-storage-from-tencent-weiyun/
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Why not back up to a sparse disk image and then just upload the disk image to one cloud service?

    I access one of these via file sharing from the MacPro at work (which can run the Box desktop app).
     
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    Does it have to be an applicaton? Many web-based cloud storage services will work in TenFourFox, like OneDrive, Google Drive, and I think even iCloud Drive. Plus many more, I'm sure.
     
  7. sawpits macrumors member

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    MediaFire works fine for me, not app based, got 12GB's for free as of now. If you click my link and sign up that adds another 1 GB. My link: https://mfi.re/?m9ju847
     
  8. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    What are you looking for?
    - there's (still) Dropbox for automatic synchronization; that SugarSync unfortunately didn't work for me...
    - there are browser based solutions (best with TFFBox)
    - there's WebDAV which is kind of an universal solution from macOS9, OS X, Win2k and later
    - and home-based server solutions

    webDAV finally will be the last Cloud standing...
     
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    Google Drive? 15GB Free online storage. Probably won't run on a G3, but a faster G4 or any G5 will cope
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The Google Drive app does not work on PowerPC Macs.
     
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    I think he's talking about the web-based version that can be accessed through a web browser. Also, you can foxbox Google Drive and then you have a pretty good app.
     
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    Done that. Using FoxBox I could create new Gmail accounts (Is there any limit of accounts for an individual?) and upload files to Google Drive. There is a 15Gb free for every Gmail account using its Google Drive. This thread/wiki is about all free cloud storage options working for Leopard or Mac OS 9.

    Most of the apps that do the automatic sync are Intel only, but you can upload the files using a FoxBox / Safari / Classilla. So, let's list all of them that works.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 15, 2016 ---
    Sugarsync and SpiderOak doesn't have a free account...AFAIK
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    They have free accounts.

    Uploads are just limited to files of 300mb size or less.
     
  14. bobesch, Nov 15, 2016
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    Ah, ok - you should have mentioned that "free" in the header.
     
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    Oh, app. I just figured any web-based solution would work.
     
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