Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,739,731 Members 50,309 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Keep Pictures and Files on the Cloud

Tip us?
 
fermasia
Old
#1  
fermasia's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 155
Posts: 402
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Default Keep Pictures and Files on the Cloud

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?

Thanks.
Moto G [XT1032] / Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" [P3110] - Argentina
 
jaspreet997
Old
#2  
jaspreet997's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 107
Posts: 480
Join Date: Jul 2013
Is this what you are looking for? Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1396319024773.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	40.3 KB
ID:	2661782
The default photos app does that

Sent from my XT1033 using Tapatalk
 
wolfen69
Old
(Last edited by wolfen69; 1st April 2014 at 03:44 AM.)
#3  
wolfen69's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 156
Posts: 522
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
DropBox does this. Check it out. www.dropbox.com

It allows you to view your files from any device you choose.


My Devices:

HTC G1
Nexus One
Nexus 4
Nexus 5

Going to buy: Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus to complete the Nexus collection.

 
fermasia
Old
#4  
fermasia's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 155
Posts: 402
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaspreet997 View Post
Is this what you are looking for? Attachment 2661782
The default photos app does that

Sent from my XT1033 using Tapatalk
No, that way pics get backupped but won't be deleted locally (to free up space).
Moto G [XT1032] / Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" [P3110] - Argentina
 
liveroy
Old
#5  
liveroy's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 47
Posts: 212
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Stara Zagora

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by fermasia View Post
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.
Mental issues lead to the use of long signatures

Care much for receiving Thanks?Bitching at the others about it doesn't help, instead better stfu and gtfo.
 
fermasia
Old
#6  
fermasia's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 155
Posts: 402
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Quote:
Originally Posted by liveroy View Post
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...
Moto G [XT1032] / Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" [P3110] - Argentina
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Change the Alarm Icon in the Status Bar with Xposed

It’s hard to find a more hated object than your alarm clock. They wake us up nearly … more

Return to Outer Space Outer Space with Ship Up Game

Since the release of Flappy Birds, we’ve had the “fortune” to see … more

Device Review: OnePlus One

Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are … more

Browse the Internet with the Innovative Atlas Web Browser

For the most part, Chrome, Firefox, and Dolphin Browser have no real rivals among … more