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Gmail online storage [SOLVED]

Postby banjoman on Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:52 pm

I believe you can use Gmail space as online storage, but am unsure how to acheive this using Linux

I have done some rooting around on the web, but instructions seem to be quite a few years old and I read somewhere that Google has changed something (see how technical am!!) which makes older techniques not work now - Gspace, PhpGmailDrive, G-Share etc

I did try to put a php file on my web-host space which should have given me access to my Gmail account, but it did not work or at least I could not get it to work, perhaps because I do not fully understand how to link a database on my webserver to a php file (?)

is there an up to date step-by-step guide that I can follow anywhere?
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:07 pm

Well, Google is indeed silent on how to do this :wink: I'd look at alternatives. Dropbox (easy), SpiderOak (secure), those kinds of online storage services.
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby banjoman on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:20 pm

8) thanks for the advice, what makes Gmail rather appealing is that you can get over 7GB free rather than just 2GB - I use Drop Box and Ubuntu One already, just looked up SpiderOak which I had not come across before, that seems a good service
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby bu99zy on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:31 am

If are looking for storage I'd recommend Glide OS who gives you 30 Gb of free storage.
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby banjoman on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:38 pm

:?

thanks for this, I have not discovered this online storage service before - 30GB is well worth having!!

However(!) to use this effectively, you need to install the Sync program, Glide seem to have done a great job in providing for different OS, but I get an error when trying to install the deb package

Error - dependency is not satisfiable: libical (>=0.43)


I have installed all references to libical I can find through Software Manager and would seem to have version 0.44-3, and have rebooted but Glide program still will not install

any help and advice gratefully received, thanks...
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby DrHu on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:18 pm

banjoman wrote:I believe you can use Gmail space as online storage, but am unsure how to acheive this using Linux

That used to be a big story on the boards, using Google mail as online storage directly, that via an ftp or other application service on your own local OS
--I am thinking, what is the largest email package that you can send, just include your data in that, or possibly use the folders feature on Gmail to arrange your uploaded data
    Then the only question is do you trust Google or faceboot or twitter type of services to protect your data, verses a company that says that is their business model
    Internet cloud storage services..

You could always use a Linux cloud computer supplier to arrange such offline storage...
http://www.junauza.com/2011/06/3-cloud- ... worth.html
    If you want to try out Joli OS beforehand, you can install a web-based version of the operating system on your Google Chrome browser by downloading this app.

http://www.unixmen.com/jolicloud-a-linu ... 5-desktop/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/pep ... top-distro
http://cloudlinux.com/
http://www.xpud.org/
    I always quite liked jolicloud, one of the originals..

Probably better to use internet services that directly manage this
--rather than trying to trick out Google.
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby bu99zy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:20 pm

Error - dependency is not satisfiable: libical (>=0.43)


try

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sudo apt-get install libqt4-qt3support libqt4-sql-sqlite


if everything went ok you can open the app by typing in a terminal

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/usr/share/glide/glide


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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby banjoman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:34 am

thanks bu99zy - still get same error message after updating files with your terminal commands

thanks DrHu - some more posssiblities to explore

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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby bu99zy on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:03 pm

have you tried installing the binary through the software manager / mintinstall , it's in there, look for glideapps
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby banjoman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:39 am

:?: I cannot find glideapps through MintInstall or Ubuntu Software Manager, perhaps I do not have the right repository? can you advise please?
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Re: Gmail online storage

Postby bu99zy on Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:50 am

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Strange, what architecture are you using? I'm on 64 bit, maybe you can't see it because you are using 32 bit.

Well what you can do is download the rpm file from http://glidesociety.com/downloads.html and convert it into a deb file using alien, the deb file from that download page is very experimental and doesn't work on Mint.

Here are the steps

Install alien

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sudo apt-get install alien


change to the folder where you downloaded the rpm file, in my case it's in my download folder

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cd Downloads


once you are in the correct location you make the conversion using alien, if you downloaded the 64 bit it would be

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sudo alien -d GlideApps-3.3-4.x86_64.rpm


32bit

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sudo alien -d GlideApps-3.3-4.i386.rpm


then just double click the new glideapps deb file you just made
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Re: Gmail online storage [SOLVED]

Postby banjoman on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:10 pm

8)

Well, situation resolved;
    I have abandoned trying to use Gmail as online storage
    I find Glide a bit 'clunky' and couldn't get the Glide Apps to work on my computer - shame, 'cos 30GB of free sychronisation/storage is definitely worth grabbing - I'll keep this on the back burner
    I've got 5GB free with Box
    I have subscribed to Ubuntu One - very good value, this will keep crucial folders on my Linux laptop in synch with my wife's Windows laptop and all backed up online

thanks for all the help and advice...
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Re: Gmail online storage [SOLVED]

Postby einkerem on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:46 am

installing glide os by following instructions worked. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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