External web storage is available for next to nothing these days. One of my old basic email accounts originally shipped with 250MB of storage. Over the years, due to server-hosting competition, this has been increased to 1GB of data, with some bandwidth restrictions. However, I’ve noticed that both this server space and restrictions were often exceeded and I was never charged any more than the basic flat rate.
Since moving to commercial servers, this old account has remained redundant and the space used for little more than storing email. This got me thinking. 1GB is enough to store key files, documents and other important data and, as the server is ultra-fast (it’s not used for anything but email), getting files up there is very swift. This space could quite easily be used as a backup source for my key files and, where I’m away from the office, can be accessed remotely and by other people from within the office as the user/password for the server space is different from my account login and email mailbox.
PureSync is a tool that you can use to get your files across to another location, whether this is a connected USB drive, network location or remote server space. It’s synchronisation software, so you simply upload the files you require and then run PureSync each time you need to update those files. The process works both ways. If you or someone else has uploaded a newer file to the remote server, then PureSync will sync the updated file back to your PC.
Note that the Professional (non-free) version of PureSync supports additional functionality, such as the ability to sync locked/open files, a commercial/business license and FTP support, so you can resume files that are partially downloaded.