Online data storage to migrate from Windows

Bug #274220 reported by EmmaJane on 2008-09-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
migration-assistant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: migration-assistant

This is a wishlist bug report. Please move it to the appropriate queue for processing. :)

I would love to see a remote backup service added to the Live CD that would help people migrate their data from Windows to Ubuntu. The application would connect to a Web-based service and would upload all data from the current machine to a secure offsite backup. The machine could then have Ubuntu installed and the data would be migrated back down from the secure site to the (now) Ubuntu machine. The advantage of using this service over a local migration only would be:
(1) people can "see" their data is safe before migrating;
(2) people can continue to backup their data to an offsite location (therefore making Ubuntu appear "safer" from data loss).

Integration with a service such as, or Amazon S3 or Dropbox (already has a Windows + Ubuntu client) would be preferred. If someone already has an offsite service set up the tool should be able to hook into it and download the data.

This idea is also loosely described in
Refinements welcome. :)

Changed in migration-assistant:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Belinda Lopez (dinda) wrote :

Be great if this could be implemented for mac users as well. I'm currently using dot mac/mobile me and would love to have an ubuntu option to help migrate.

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