storage

How To Migrate From An Old NAS To A New One Overnight With rsync

A NAS, or network-attached storage device, is great for storing files and making them accessible from any computer in the house. But when you upgrade to a new one, you’re stuck copying everything over by hand, swapping drives, and risking data loss. Here’s a much more reliable method.


Keep Your Olive Oil From Going Bad With These Proper Storage Tips

Olive oil is perfect for everyday cooking, but if you have some really nice olive oil you use for dipping, you probably won’t use it as often. You can extend its shelf life by keeping it stored the right way.


Organise Your Hand Tools With These Custom-Built Wall Mounts

There are many options for hand tool storage. From foam cutouts and pegboards, to French cleats and toolboxes. If you want to be inspired by a one-of-a-kind wall system, then watch the video above.


Make Your Cupboard More Organised By Keeping Everything Inside Visible

Cupboards and pantries can get pretty messy, making it hard to find things that you need. You can make it much easier to scan if you set it up so everything inside your pantry is visible when you open it.


Why Dropbox Just Moved Your Account To Ireland

Over the weekend, Dropbox updated its terms of service so that customers outside of North America are now provided via Dropbox Ireland, rather than Dropbox USA. What’s going on?


Turn IKEA Cubes Into A Rustic Apothecary Chest

If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA bookcase. What a transformation.


Ask LH: How Long Will My Hard Drives Really Last?

Dear Lifehacker, I know hard drives can fail, but how long do they really last? Will they last longer if I don’t use them as often?


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Backup And Share Business Files In The Cloud?

Hi Lifehacker, We’re thinking about updating our file server in the office so that it automatically backs up data to the cloud. We would ideally want to continuously sync the data as users modify the files quite often.


Dropbox Adds Office Online Integration

Thanks to its partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox now lets you edit Office files you have stored in your Dropbox right in your browser via Office Online. When you view a Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint document stored in Dropbox, just click the new Open button to open the file in Office Online and perform whatever edits you need.


Hide Your Cash In This DIY Lip Balm Storage Case

Whether you’re travelling or just like to keep some cash for emergencies, having somewhere to hide your money can be handy. This DIY lip balm case is the perfect protection and disguise for your money.