My Experience with Storage Made Easy
With Box finally shuttering it’s long-depreciated WebDAV portal, I went from one edge case to another by using Storage Made Easy to access my music in Box without moving it.
For a bit of background, SME is an enterprise-oriented solution for working with and managing multiple clouds. Many years ago, I purchased lifetime access, which I don’t believe they offer anymore. Any clouds you connect to the server appear as a folder in SME’s root directory, and some plans (like mine) offer WebDAV and FTP access to the whole thing. In fact, Astiga includes a preset to add the url for the service from back before the change of management.
I first tried adding a Box account using SME’s WebDAV. It added successfully, but the file scanner just kept repeating a GET on my starting folder no matter how I set it up. I tried again with sftp and that seemed to work better with the scanner successfully navigating through everything. However, I’m noticing that occasionally one of the tracks (around 1 in 5-10) will fail to download. SME’s documentation mentions a maximum of 5 concurrent connections, so I’m not sure if Astiga might be running up against that or if it’s something else in this convoluted setup. I figure an additional sync will probably fix everything, but my legacy 50GB box account is full so I’m in for a long wait. Also interested to see what performance is like.