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I’m Loving Memopal! :) A Safe Remote Backup Service

Opinions, Technology, Web Resources · July 29, 2014, Tuesday · 2 comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Memopal. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hi babes! 🙂 How have you been? I’m sorry, I know I still owe you some blog comments, but I’m getting caught up on work first, as my ISP has been naughty lately (more about that on Luana.me, though).

Today’s post is about a sweet online backup provider I learned about a few days ago called Memopal.

Memopal

Memopal is pretty cute in my opinion. By ‘cute’ I don’t mean only graphically, but even feature-wise. Memopal, like Dropbox, saves files to remote servers that you can access anywhere, but it’s different from Dropbox because it does so via secure internet connection, thus adding a layer of security for your privacy.

I won’t go too much in technical detail here; it suffices for you to know that ordinary HTTP and FTP connection send data packets that can be intercepted and read by anybody; on the contrary, secure connection encrypts your data so that, even if intercepted, they can’t be read.

A free account with Memopal gives you 3 GB to store your files. Paid accounts allow you to store 200-300 GB or even more, depending on your needs. A free account is more than enough for me at the moment, but in the future, who knows?

Easy-peasy installation process

My first advice as a geeky girl is to read the manual at http://memopal.com/en/writable/cms/Memopal_User_Guide_EN.pdf – but if you don’t like reading before doing, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Memopal website
  2. Click on “3 GB Free” and activate your free trial
  3. Download the version of Memopal that’s right for your operative system (I use Debian Linux 64-bit, so the site redirects me to the /en/linux.htm subpage)
  4. Follow the instructions to start using Memopal on your computer. For my Linux distro, the site gives me https://linux.memopal.com/index.php/Memopal_for_Linux_How_To to read and put in practice.

How to start Memopal on Linux

Just open your terminal and type

$ memopal

Memopal will start automatically.

To know the commands to use with Memopal, type

$ memopal man

into your terminal. In the manual, you will learn that you can use Memopal with a nice and friendly user interface via localhost on the 5876 port:

http://localhost:5876

Before you do that, though, you need to configure your account username and password. In my case, since this is Linux, I followed the procedure listed in linux.memopal.com (see URL above).

Inside your /etc/memopal.conf, just edit the lines under

# Edit the following 2 lines with your Memopal account info

with your username (your email address) and password. Now, run the following line in your terminal:

service memopal start

and you’re done! 🙂 Just visit localhost:5876, add a folder to backup, and get started!

Memopal in action! And oops my bad for that failed file!

Click on the image for a higher resolution.

If you use a Windows or Mac OS, just follow the instruction in the PDF file I added above in the instruction list.

What kind of backup system do you use? What do you think of Memopal?

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