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CloudMe Sync Part 1- Upload Sync

Looking for customized syncing above and beyond our preset Blue Folder? Then CloudMe Sync is for you! Let’s start by exploring the first type of sync offered by CloudMe – Upload sync.

Use Upload sync for an easy upload of your files as well as for scheduled automatic daily backups. With Upload sync, your files will only be synced one way –up to your CloudMe account.

Examples of Upload Sync folders

  1. Pictures– Ensure that all your pictures are synced daily to the cloud
  2. Music – Easily upload your music so you can listen to it anywhere
  3. Computer backup – Schedule a daily backup of your computer files for peace of mind

Tutorial –How to create a new Upload sync folder.

The following instructions will help you setup an Upload sync folder for your pictures.  That way every time new pictures are saved to your computer, they’ll be backed up daily to your CloudMe account. Access, view and share them while on the go from our iPhone/Android app or log in to our web access from any computer or device.

Now, just open your CloudMe Sync application and we’ll get started!

3 Easy Steps to Create a new Upload sync folder – Ex. Pictures*

1. Add a sync folder

 a. Click “Add a sync folder”

 b. Under the Cloud Drive tab – double click to open the “Documents” folder and select “Pictures”

     c. Under the Local folders tab – select your “Pictures” folder from your local computer and click “OK”
2. Change Sync type

     a. Select the “Picture” sync folder you just created

b. Under “Sync type”, select “Upload” (Note: The default sync type for new sync folders is Bidirectional. The double  arrows on the sync folder will change to a single upward arrow once you select “Upload”)

     c. Exit this window

3. Set Scheduler

     a. Click on the cogwheel (Settings) icon

     b. Under “Scheduler”, check the box “Use scheduler”

     c. Choose daily or weekly then click “OK”

*Repeat this process for every folder on your computer, such as Music and Documents, that you’d like to backup daily by creating their own Upload sync folder.

Create as many Upload sync folders as you wish!

Take a load off your mind. Safeguard your pictures, music, documents –heck, your entire laptop’s files from loss, theft or damage by setting an automatic daily backup for them.  With CloudMe Sync, just set it and forget it!

 

Getting Started with CloudMe Sync

Congratulations on downloading and installing CloudMe Sync. You now have the Blue Folder on your computer which hotsyncs with the Blue Folder in your CloudMe account. In fact, you can get the Blue Folder on all your computers by just downloading and installing CloudMe Sync on them all!

The Blue Folder is magical

Any file you place in there will instantaneously be available everywhere – ie. in all your Blue Folders. That is what we mean by hotsync!

With the Blue Folder, it’s possible to move from computer to phone to tablet and still always have the latest version of a file with you. Why not use the Blue Folder for all your active files?

But wait, there’s much, much more to CloudMe Sync

The Blue Folder is just one of many sync folders you can have. You can set up as many sync folders as you like. You can create other hotsync folders that sync instantaneously just like the Blue Folder or maybe you prefer a bi-directional sync folder that syncs on a schedule you choose instead. Maybe you just want to sync one-way? Then creating an Upload or a Download sync folder would be the way to go.

That’s the beauty of CloudMe Sync! You can create as many sync folders as you wish. You can choose the direction of the sync and the sync schedule.

To recap

CloudMe Sync offers the pre-installed Blue Folder that hotsyncs and the opportunity to create as many customizable sync folders as you wish. There are 4 different types of customizable sync folders (Upload, Download, Bidirectional and Hotsync). Within CloudMe Sync, just click on the cogwheel to come to the Settings page. There you can set the schedule that applies for the first three types of sync folders.

Getting started with CloudMe is as easy as 1,2,3
1. Download and install CloudMe Sync
2. Use the Blue Folder to keep all your active files in
3. Create a new sync folder* -(Great way to back up your photos and music or why not your entire computer?)
*Don’t forget to set the scheduler for scheduled sync folders (Upload, Download, Bidirectional)

Looking for help to create a new sync folder?

Then read our advanced help or check back here next week where I’ll be posting specific examples of practical applications of CloudMe with accompanying tutorials. Please feel free to leave a comment here and let us know how you use CloudMe Sync in your daily life!

CloudMe and Mountain Lion

CloudMe has added support for OS X Mountain Lion to our upcoming release of the CloudMe Sync application. In the meanwhile, it is completely safe to use CloudMe Sync by pressing OK when the below warning dialog appears.

“There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type “nwnode” are not supported.”

CloudMe is also in the process of adding support for our Mountain Lion WebDAV users. In the meanwhile, we recommend downloading a stand-alone WebDAV client. One such stand-alone client is Transmit. Here is a screenshot to help with configuration. (Please insert your unique username and make sure to enter it in lowercase)

Transmit