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1st April 2014, 04:01 AM   |  #1  
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I've tried searching for a thread concerning my question but couldn't find one. I'm really surprised nobody brought this up. Or my searching skills are really messed up... in which case, I excuse myself.

What I want to do is to make some room in my sdcard by automatically uploading pictures, videos and files (if possible) to my Google Drive (or any other Cloud Storage Service) and delete them locally. Basically, making my cloud drive a truly virtual drive.

Has anyone tried/achieved such a thing?

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1st April 2014, 04:24 AM   |  #2  
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The default photos app does that

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1st April 2014, 04:37 AM   |  #3  
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DropBox does this. Check it out. www.dropbox.com

It allows you to view your files from any device you choose.
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1st April 2014, 04:43 AM   |  #4  
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Is this what you are looking for? Attachment 2661782
The default photos app does that

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No, that way pics get backupped but won't be deleted locally (to free up space).
1st April 2014, 04:57 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fermasia

No, that way pics get backupped but won't be deleted locally (to free up space).

You're asking for functionality that is very hard to be implemented, even tho it sounds simple.
Basically there are no real viable ways to verify if a given file is not corrupted when uploaded to the cloud. At least not in a way that won't be creating singe huge overhead.

Anyway, if you find something that works, let us know, I'm also interested in such app/script/whatever.
2nd April 2014, 06:36 PM   |  #6  
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You're asking for functionality that is very hard to be implemented, even tho it sounds simple.
Basically there are no real viable ways to verify if a given file is not corrupted when uploaded to the cloud. At least not in a way that won't be creating singe huge overhead.

Anyway, if you find something that works, let us know, I'm also interested in such app/script/whatever.

I think I've partially achieved the goal by using DropBox. Unlike Google Drive, files aren't deleted from the cloud when they are deleted locally. But I have to manually delete files from the phone, since I haven't found a way to delete on upload. And, thought, this just works for pictures and videos, not for other files, that would have to be uploaded manually too.

I know that even when sounding simple it's not that easy to accomplish... but I believe Google made the Moto G with such a small storage capacity (to reduce costs too, I understand) to be complete with cloud storage, so...
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