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How to Map a Network Drive to Rackspace CloudFiles

You can map a network drive to Rackspace CloudFiles

With the release of Gladinet Cloud Desktop version 2.4, Rackspace CloudFiles is now supported.

With Gladinet Cloud Desktop, you can map a network drive to Rackspace CloudFiles and do drag and drop transfers. You can sync a local folder’s content to Rackspace CloudFiles. You can also enable CDN for the container so the files you transferred up to CloudFiles can be integrated to CDN services.

Step 1 – Mount the CloudFiles Account

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Now CloudFiles is in Windows Explorer.

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Step 2 – Create Sync Folder to CloudFiles

If you only need to do ad-hoc drag and drop to transfer files between local Windows Explorer and the CloudFiles mapped drive, it is done.

If you want to setup a local sync folder so files in the folder will be monitored and synchronized to CloudFiles, you can set it up here.

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You can select a source folder from local hard drive to be the sync folder.

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Step 3 – Enable the Cloud Backup Add-On

For most people, step1 and step 2 are good enough. After step1 and step2, you have a mapped network drive to do ad-hoc transfer to the CloudFiles account. You also have a local sync folder to sync to the CloudFiles for backup purpose.

Now if you want to backup SQL Server, backup active-files and have full and incremental snapshots, you can go ahead and enable Cloud Backup. It is an add-on that requires separate license.

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Jerry Huang, an engineer and entrepreneur, founded Gladinet with his close friends and is pursuing interests in the cloud computing. He has published articles on the company blog as well as following up on the company twitter activities. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998 and has lived in West Palm Beach, Florida since.

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