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Does Scoble have more than the rest of us? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In last Thursday's Gillmor Gang pdcast (http://gillmorgang.techcrunch.com/2008/05/08/gillmor-gang-050808/) Robert Scoble said that he was using Live Mesh to syncronise 450GB of data from his PC to his mac. I can't currently synchronise to my mac because no client is available for it yet and if I could I wouldn't be able to synchronise 450GB worth because I only have 5GB of storage in the cloud (and everything has to go into the cloud at the time of writing).

    I know there are 10 000 or so of us that are very privelgaed to have Live Mesh right now but is Scoble even more privelaged that he's got a different version to the rest of us? Or was he making it up?

    -Jamie
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, May 12, 2008 10:34 PM

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    Currently our sync model allows for everything past the initial 5 GB to automatically occur peer to peer (P2P).  P2P on Mesh currently happens ‘randomly’ one of 2 ways; LAN @ 1MB/sec (least common) or over relay @ about 70 kb/sec (most common).  Option 1 puts 450 GB sync at about 5.3 days; option 2 puts 450 GB sync at about 78 days.  Going forward we will allow the customer control over what goes to the cloud and what goes P2P, but not yet and no date can be confirmed regarding this.  What I believe is being described on the Gillmor Gang is our current scenario where the ‘overflow’ from the 5 GB cap is syncing P2P via one or both of the methods described above.

    Mr. Scoble does not have access to a Mac client yet, no one outside of Microsoft does.  It is no secret that we plan to ship this externally soon but again no date is available at this time.   I would suspect the Mac sync scenario being mentioned is a Windows VM running on the Mac.

    Tim

    Program Manager | Live Mesh
    Monday, May 12, 2008 11:32 PM

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    Currently our sync model allows for everything past the initial 5 GB to automatically occur peer to peer (P2P).  P2P on Mesh currently happens ‘randomly’ one of 2 ways; LAN @ 1MB/sec (least common) or over relay @ about 70 kb/sec (most common).  Option 1 puts 450 GB sync at about 5.3 days; option 2 puts 450 GB sync at about 78 days.  Going forward we will allow the customer control over what goes to the cloud and what goes P2P, but not yet and no date can be confirmed regarding this.  What I believe is being described on the Gillmor Gang is our current scenario where the ‘overflow’ from the 5 GB cap is syncing P2P via one or both of the methods described above.

    Mr. Scoble does not have access to a Mac client yet, no one outside of Microsoft does.  It is no secret that we plan to ship this externally soon but again no date is available at this time.   I would suspect the Mac sync scenario being mentioned is a Windows VM running on the Mac.

    Tim

    Program Manager | Live Mesh
    Monday, May 12, 2008 11:32 PM
  • Interesting, thanks Tim. So my big takeaway from that is that the 5GB cloud limit does not limit what you can sync device-to-device. That's interesting.

    thanks

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 6:13 AM