Moving your content away from Ubuntu One file services
As previously announced, the file services for Ubuntu One will be discontinued starting today.
In order to make it easier for you to move your content away, we have rolled out a new feature that lets you download all your content with just one click.
As a reminder, on July 31st 2014, all content in the file services will be deleted.
Just log into our website, and you will see the button placed prominently on the page:
For those looking for another Cloud storage option we’ve talked to a number of companies that wanted to tell Ubuntu One users about their services.
Mover is a web service that helps you migrate and backup files between cloud storage providers. The Mover team tells us they process more than two billion files each month, so that users can migrate files of all shapes and sizes, from a personal photo collection, to all of a workgroups files.
With Mover you can transfer files between services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and a range of others.
Mover is helping U1 users to move transfer files for free. Simply create a Mover account and any transfers made in or out of the U1 connector will be free.
To find out more about their service see the blog post.
SpiderOak is a cloud file service that is similar to Ubuntu One with all files stored in the Cloud. They have a ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy environment that provides end-to-end encryption to ensure you – and only you – can view your data. The SpiderOak team tell us they’ve been natively supported Linux from the start in 2007.
SpiderOak is offering two special deals for Ubuntu One customers:
20 GB for $24.99/year
40 GB for for $29.99/year
To take advantage of one of these offers use the Promotion Code LongLiveUbuntu. The steps are:
1. Click here to create your account.
2. Download and install the client.
3. Click ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which you can only access once you’ve downloaded the client). In the web portal, you will go to Account, and then choose Upgrade My Plan.
4. Choose YEARLY and enter the following promotion code: LongLiveUbuntu. (NOTE: You MUST type in the promotion code as it will not work if you cut & paste.)
5. Congratulations – SpiderOak now has your back(up)!
For some more information on SpiderOak’s Linux support see their blog post.
ownCloud is an Open Source managed file sync and sharing software that you install on your own servers. It’s a great option for those that want the Cloud storage capability but would like to control where the files are stored. The ownCloud team told us that their Community version is well supported under Ubuntu and they also support Windows and Mac desktop machines, while on the mobile side there are clients for Android and iPhone/iPad. For those that need advanced enterprises capabilities there’s also a commercial version that adds those features.
You can read about how to install ownCloud Server and the Desktop clients here.
Refunds and Support
For those of you who have been paying customers, we have started processing refunds, and you should see it reflected in your credit cards or Paypal accounts within the next 7-10 days.