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I am looking for a way to use U1 as total storage, where I can delete the file from the computer and not from U1. There has to be a way, as with competitors, its doable. Unlike many out there who need the file to change and sync back, I do not. Mine are mostly photos and music. I wont be changing them, and would love to free up some space on the system.

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Do you mean to use grsync with the storage of Ubuntuone? Or other storage solutions? – user79847 Aug 13 '12 at 17:45

So what you actually need is archiving. I use grsync for that. It can be used to sync one-way or two-way.

It's just a GUI for rsync.

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You could use some kind of revision control system, i use git to manage my music collection. It is obviously not the most space efficient solution, but you can go back to any state you had before.

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You could check for the dropbox package. Dropbox is another Cloud service, where you can store and retrieve data from different operating systems; it has clients not only for Linux and Windows, but also e.g. for mobile devices running Android, and more. As far as I know, it's the service available to the widest range of devices/operating systems.

Since Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), a dropbox package is available via the Ubuntu repositories (in multiverse).

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