BurgersNFries 2,407 Posted July 12, 2011 Share Posted July 12, 2011 I'm one of the few who, even with a premium account, find that I'm always running short of upload space. There are two ways I use Dropbox in conjunction with Evernote b/c of this. The first way is with my iPhone (or could be any mobile device that has a Dropbox app), b/c I often use my phone as the source for many EN notes. (IE photos of things/events and/or voice memos when I'm out & about.) Since the way EN works is that if you create a 5 mb note, upload it, then add 1 mb to that same note & re-upload it, you've now consumed 11 mb of your monthly upload allowance, if I know I'm going to be editing a note with an attachment (since those take up more space than just plain text notes), I really don't want to send the photo/audio/movie directly to Evernote. I know I'm going to change the title & probably add some keywords. Maybe even merge a couple of the attachments into the same note. SO...I upload the file(s) from my phone to Dropbox. Later, when I'm at my desktop, I can build the note in a local notebook. When I'm done creating/editing/merging, I will then move the note to a sync'd notebook. This way, only the final note consumes part of my upload allowance. The second use relates to offsite/cloud backups of my EN database. A byproduct of creating so many notes in EN is that my Evernote database (Windows client, although I also use the iPhone app & occasionally the web client) exceeds 5 gigs. It well exceeds 5 gigs. That's a magic number b/c my cloud backup app of choice is Jungle Disk. JD will not backup a file that exceeds 5 gigs. At least a few other backup/cloud services have file size limitations, too. (Yet another reason to love Evernote - your database can grow to more than a few gigs over time & the cost to you is either minimal or free!) That means that I cannot backup my Evernote database (exb file) to Jungle Disk. This is problematic since I currently have a hundred or so notes that reside in local notebooks. Which means if I ever have a total loss (IE house burns down & everything in it is destroyed - God forbid!) I will lose those notes. Yes, I could have two portable drives (IE Western Digital Passports). I could keep one in my safe deposit box & swap them out each week. But we all know how that gig goes. Sometimes yes & most of the time, no. SO...I had to spring for a paid Dropbox account. I created a Truecrypted container in my Dropbox & regularly backup my EN database to that. Since I have to do this manually, it's not as reliable as nifty, automated backups. But it's the best I've got at this point. Link to comment
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