Oliveira Virtual Lands, an OpenSim hosting company known for its OSgrid regions, now allows its customers to save backups of their regions directly to Dropbox.
“Oliveira Lands customers may make their backups at our server, they may choose to download to their own computers or save it to their Dropbox accounts,” company CEO Frenance Francisco de Oliveira told Hypergrid Business. “I’m very happy to have finished it.”
Normally, OpenSim region owners make a backup of their regions by accessing the simulator console and using the save OAR command. However, this requires server access, and some technical skill.
Oliveira’s management panel allows for self-service region backups for customers, and all they have to do is visit the website.
Oliveira’s is the first one, however, with Dropbox support. This is especially useful for customers who have slow residential connections, since some OAR files can be very large. It is also convenient for users who prefer to save all their OARs to Dropbox in order to save on local computer space — or for customers who want to make a backup while traveling and away from their computers.
In the video below, Oliveira demonstrates how to use BoxMyDownloads to transfer large OAR files from anywhere on the web to a Dropbox account and then upload them to an Oliveira-hosted region: