Monday, May 16, 2011

SugarSync - Cloud Backups & Synchronization

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It's been a while since I've sung the praises of SugarSync, but I was feeling the need to do a post on them when on Friday, my buddy Ken Serota made this post. That got me to thinking that maybe, just maybe I should reinforce his comments with some of my own.
I've been a SugarSync customer for at least 3 years now and I'm continually amazed at what it can do.  It's not just a cloud backup solution... although it is that.  It's also a cloud way to keep all your important files updated dynamically.  Let me explain.
Once you have signed up for the service, you install the SugarSync software on every computer you'd like to use with the service.  Then you setup what files or folders you'd like to include.  Once that's done, those files and folders are synchronized.  That means that if you change a Word document on your computer at the office, the moment you hit "Save" that document will automatically be changed and updated on your home computer (as long as SugarSync is installed, running, and you have an Internet connection on both machines).  You don't have to do a thing!
Forget to bring a document from home?  No worries as it will be waiting for you on your office machine.
I even have SugarSync installed on my Android phone.  One of the neat features is that every photo I take is automatically sent out to the cloud and backed up on SugarSync.  How cool is that?
You can even access your account & your stuff over the web from any computer with a browser.  Get to a meeting and forget a contract?  Just log onto your account from your client's office and access your data right there!
SugarSync does tons of other things too.  I currently have a 100GB plan and just can't say enough good things about it.  Check it out!


  1. Great post. I love reading about new advancements in dental and dental products. I work in the industry myself. Check it out.

  2. SugarSync registration with bonus:

  3. Hello Dr. Flucke,

    Any suggestions for backup for Eaglesoft users..I am trying to setup an efficient backup protocol and trying to figure out how to do that with a practice management software that you have to stop and start the server. I am looking into backblaze or carbonite but somehow I need to stop/start my server for this to occur. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    ps. I will be taking your class in San Antonio for the TDA in May 2012-looking forward to seeing you again.

    thank you,

    Dr.patel, austin texas

  4. Hi Dr.Patel,

    My feelings at the current time regarding online backup are that dental offices really should be dealing with other experts in the dental profession. By that I mean using your favorite dental supplier to provide offsite backup services as well as your dental supplies.

    My favorite supplier here in the Midwest, Goetze Dental, provides this service as does Patterson, Henry Schein, and many others.

    Many of the commercial services available are not set up to deal with the crisis of a business losing their data. When you have a crash and *need* your data shipped to you on a portable hard drive ASAP, I feel he needed company that truly understands the crisis you are in.

    At this point in time, to me that means a company that is in the dental industry and has a vested interest in making sure that your business remains a viable and successful. I'm confident that your favorite dental supply company should be that partner.

    I hope this helps. I'm looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio!