Ftp space

Still looking for a good solution to simplify photo management so that I end up with full-resolution photos backed up on a site, but still linkable so I can use them in blog posts or forum posts or whatever, all while being easy to upload to from any pc or even, dare I say it, iPhone…but anyway.
I decided that I’m sorely under utilizing my ftp space. I have an account with Dreamhost that I’ve had for a long while now (actually, they have a 10 year birthday sale now, get insane gobs of space for cheap, use my link to sign up 🙂 ), and they just continuously increase your storage and bandwidth limits with them every month. Anyway, so I have 642GB of storage with them…that’s a lot more than I’ll ever need for web stuff. So I’m now uploading backups to them to have an offsite copy stored. I started with my music…especially all those iTunes and Amazon downloads that you’re supposed to back up due to not being able to easily get replacements if you ever lose them.
I played with rsync for hours this morning, but I finally have it working and it’s a pretty decent solution. Though if you’re not technical enough to figure out how to patch .dll files to enable Unicode text, you may just want to stick with a simple ftp program and use that to upload the files you want to protect instead. Very easy, very cool, just takes forever…even with 1Mbps upload speeds. Oh how I wish FIOS was available here. Good thing is I’m the only one here on Thanksgiving, so I can just let stuff upload and not worry about killing everyone’s bandwidth as they’re not using it.
Anyway, my cornish hen is done, time to go start the pie and stuffing and get eating.

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