Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cloud for Chess

Posted by Andrew Ooi


CDs and hard disk used to be my main medium for backup and storage for important files. Not any more.


Nowadays I realise everything I save goes on to the “cloud”. For example I find DropBox invaluable now that almost all my main files are kept there. All 9 editions of DATMO pgns are there. Most of my chess photos are there although not all as they are too big to be stored there. I have about 50Gb of storage on DropBox alone.  One huge advantage of using Dropbox is that I can access all my main files anywhere as long as I have internet. For example I can view all the chess games I have ever saved in PGN from any device like my phone, ipod, iPad or notebook. Dropbox keeps everything in sync.

One good news for me is that just a few days ago Flickr announced a whopping increase to 1Terrabyte for free and I am going to transfer most of my pictures there. I am happy because Flickr is my main online photo “storage” system I use besides Facebook.