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Dennis
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For the past several years our creative department has working on a shared internal server - RAID array and an on-line back-up - overall it's worked great for us but are possibly switching to DropBox's Advanced Team as a replacement. The advantage to Dropbox is unlimited storage, the ability to access files off-site, redundancy, etc... About two weeks in we are beginning to run into a few snags and wonder is anyone else using DropBox Advance Team or found an alternate cloud-based server solution. Thanks!

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terry4182
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Hey Dennis - we do not use DropBox, we have an internal server. We use the Synology brand server as it has a lot of built-in capabilities, including easy remote access, even from your phone. The drives will fill up at some point so we will just purchase new larger ones and hot swap them. If the largest available drives fill up we can just daisy chain another box. We don't do an on-line remote backup although that can be done with Synology. We just do a twice per week back up to a drive that is then taken off-site in between backups. Not what you asked for but maybe something to consider.

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Dennis
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Terry - Thanks for input. We are in a server set-up now and thought moving to a cloud-based solution might be the way to go, but  I'm starting to wonder if physical servers just make more sense for our world. How does your team access files remotely? I'm assuming people securely connect to the servers,  download  the assets to their machines and then upload (overwriting) the revisions when revised?

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