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  • We use Timeslips for our bookkeeping software, and we'd like to store the database backups in the cloud.  I have successfully mapped my sharepoint documents folder as a network drive, and I've configured the quota settings so that it has plenty of space, and yet, when I try to backup Timeslips into the cloud by saving the backup file to the sharepoint site network drive, Timeslips thinks I have no disk space.  I can save the backup file locally and then manually copy it to the cloud, but that's less than ideal, especially when I've got the network drive thing working for everything else.  We'd also like to put the main database file in the cloud so that I can access it when my boss's laptop isn't physically hooked into the network, but I'm afraid to do that for fear that it will break everything forever. 
  • While this is not a Office 365/SharePoint related fix, have you looked to try to use SkyDrive for the backup location?  windows.microsoft.com/.../home

    Sean McNeill

    Blog: http://office365evangelist.com/

    Microsoft MVP - Office 365

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  • Your answer is for me to buy another cloud solution to use in addition to the cloud solution I already have?  Why?

  • SkyDrive offers 7GB of storage space for free.  SkyDrive also has a client plugin the directly maps to the SkyDrive location which might make the backup procedure easier for you.

    Sean McNeill

    Blog: http://office365evangelist.com/

    Microsoft MVP - Office 365

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  • We already spent a lot of money & time figuring out Office 365 & setting up our sharepoint docs site.  I'd like to get that to work before I tackle yet another piece of software I have to learn how to use.

  • Hi Ethan,

    This is Justin with Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Support.  Thanks for posting your question.

    The only issue that you might run into is that the security token for Office 365 will expire at some point and you will need to login to Office 365 in Internet Explorer to refresh the credentials to use the network drive.  If you have an Enterprise subscription with Office Professional Plus, I recommend using SharePoint Workspace, because this will give you access to your account outside the browser and also prompt for login when the credentials expire.  However, for more information about network drives, check out the link below.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616712

    As far as the database goes, check out the link below which will go over how to publish an Access database to its own site.  If you are worried about loosing this, make a local copy and perhaps name it something different.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/build-and-publish-an-access-database-to-sharepoint-HA102435342.aspx

    Thanks,

    Justin Ronan
    Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Support

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  • Hi Ethan42

    Before you simply dismiss Seans idea of using the SkyDrive, let say further that there is no software to learn, you run one program once, and it puts a special folders onto your PC. That folder which lloks like any other, so will work with any software is special in that it will automatically kep its  self sync'd with the SkyDrive. To your problem about the boss's laptop, it would also solve that, for if you run that software on a second PC, it too would be Sync'd, so if the boss's laptop were busy, or broke, you would have not only a back-up, but a second PC ready to run.

    Hope this helps

     

    Robert

     

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