Copy.com, the cloud storage service that offered near-unlimited space and huge bonuses for referrals, announced today they're shutting down on 1 May 2016 — leaving more than a few people with dozens or hundreds of gigs of data to migrate. Copy, and its business-focused cloud storage service, CudaDrive, are subsidiaries of Barracuda Networks, which announced the shutdown today first in the form of pop-up notifications to its users, and then eventually in a statement on their home page (linked below). From it, they note:
We know this comes as disappointing news to our users, but rest assured that we will do everything we can to take care of each of you in the manner for which Barracuda is known. We have partnered with Mover.io to make migrating your data to another service as easy as possible and have created a step by step guide that walks you through the process of moving your data to a local hard drive or another cloud storage solution.
If you are on a paid subscription for either Copy or CudaDrive, please keep an eye out in the coming days for an email with more detailed information on your options. For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.
Copy was one of our runners up for the best cloud storage services, mostly because there was virtually no limit on the amount of storage you could collect — as long as you could get people to help you out with referrals and sign up through your links.
Users with paid plans will likely be offered a refund or credit for a different storage service, but everyone will have to get their data out before the service is discontinued on May 1. For more, hit the link below to see the full announcement.