How to migrate from Ubuntu One to almost any cloud

With the upcoming demise of Ubuntu One many users are trying to figure out what to do with their files and how to migrate them. This guide illustrates how you can easily migrate your files to almost any other storage cloud.

The first thing to know is that this guide is applicable to storage made easy Personal Cloud and Business Cloud Accounts.

We will migrate files as below from an Ubuntu One account.

Ubuntu One File Manager

Step 1:

Launch the Cloud Migration Assistant from the right hand side of the web DashBoard after login.

Migrate Ubuntu One

Step 2:

Login to your Ubuntu One Cloud to enable access to your account to migrate files

migrate from Ubuntu One

Step 3:

Choose where you wish to migrate the files from Ubuntu One to. This can be any supported Cloud Storage Account that you have added to your account. In this example I simply created a folder in Storage Made Easy for these files on the SME Cloud which is hosted on Amazon S3 and comes with 5GB free for free accounts.

Import Ubuntu One

Your done !

You can monitor migration of the files by checking cloud sync tasks (available on the right sidebar from your home screen after web login).

Cloud Sync Tasks updated

When the task is finished you will be able to see it from the cloud sync tasks dashboard

Cloud Sync Completed

and you will also receive an email

file import email

on completion the files are available from the new location and visible via the SME File Manager on any of the web, desktop or mobile devices.

SME file manager

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Using Midnight Commander to work with Amazon S3, OpenStack, DropBox, OneDrive and almost any other Cloud

Midnight Commander is probably the most popular command line file manager in the world, and certainly for Linux distros. Its design was initially inspired by the classic two pane interface that was found in Norton Commander which was a DOS file manager (for those who remember !).

One of the unsung features of the Midnight Commander (also available on other platforms including phones (I used to use this on my old Nokia N900) and windows and mac) is that it can connect to server over FTP.

This is interesting from a Storage Made Easy viewpoint as although SME providers a full suite of Linux tools, SME also provider protocol interoperability as part of its Cloud Gateway features. What is this I hear you ask ? Well, simply put, it enables files you have stored on public or private storage to be accessible over any of the protocols Storage Made Easy exposes ie FTP, FTPS, WebDav, S3, SFTP.

SME Protocol Gateway

Midnight Commander supports the FTP protocol which makes it easy to get direct access to any storage that is added to a SME Account using the SME FTP cloud protocol adaptor. To do this:

Choose the Left or Right option
Choose FTP link
Enter connection to SME as follows:

username:password@storagemadeeasy.com

or if you are using the SME EU Server:

username:password@eu.storagemadeeasy.com

Midnight Commander FTP

The net result is a very easy way to bring the cloud into the linux desktop integrated with tools you already know and use. This can be used with the SME Personal CLoud plan, Business Team, and on-site enterprise editions of the product.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

New Folder Sharing feature for team users

We have implemented a new folder sharing feature for Business Cloud / on-site Enterprise File Share and Sync Users. It simply provides the ability to share folders and sub-folders of files with external companies or other users who can receive the link, enter the password and gain access to the files without the need for an SME Account.

The video below shows the feature in action.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

New Storage Made Easy Google Chrome Cloud Unifier File Manager Extension

We’ve added a new Storage Made Easy Chrome extension to the Chrome Web Store. The sole function of this extension is to enable auto-login and launch of the SME Web File Manager for quick access.

The SME Web File Manager is a hierarchical file manager which makes it ideal to deal with large data set and also data from different on-premise or public cloud storage, which are unified in the file tree. A Storage Made Easy Account is needed but a free account can be signed up directly from the extension.

The reason for this extension was to make it a lot easier for users to be able to gain access to the Web Cloud File Manager for one of our business customers who had equipped their salesforce with Chromebook Pixel’s.

The Web File Manager enabled them to have a workflow which included editing and commenting of documents directly from the Chromebook on various clouds that they used which includes BaseCamp and Amazon S3.

The extension can also be used for securely sharing files which include setting passwords on files and/or time expiry.

The web file manager, from a single user perspective provides a very nice way to work with data between cloud providers and even collaborate with other people using Business Group WorkSpaces. For business users it provides a complete collaboration environment between user which includes files editing, file commenting, file versioning and file locking.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

SME Windows 8 optimised RT Cloud FIle Explorer Surface App

Our Windows 8 optimised Surface RT App has been out for a while now but we thought we should formally introduce it on the blog!

The App is optimised for touch and Windows 8 tablets, although it can be used by an Windows 8 OS.

It works with any free, Personal Cloud,  or Business Cloud File Server Account, and it is free from the Windows App Store (and to remind those who don’t know the SME Windows Phone App is also available for free from the Windows Phone App Store).

You can see a brief video overview of the App below:

Remember that the full version of our tools is also Windows 8 ready and it includes a native desktop drive, Sync, Microsoft Office Plug In’s and also Microsoft Outlooks secure link sharing. It is available for Personal Cloud and Business Cloud Users.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Android Cloud File Manager updated

We have updated our Android Cloud File Manager application today in Google Play and on our site. The new version adds supports for:

– iCloud
– Google Drive
– BaseCamp
– Office365

It also features a dedicated settings section where the various App settings are now consolidated. The App also now supports copy and paste between Clouds, an often requested feature.

For a brief overview please check out the video below:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather