Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cloud Storage is temporary unavailable!

UPDATE (15 January 2012) : We are now working out the solution to overcome this problem. For how our solution work, please refer to http://yccheok.blogspot.com/2012/01/migrating-cloud-storage-from-google-app.html

All the while, JStock's Cloud Storage feature is provided as FREE OF CHARGE. (Free as in free beer, and free as in freedom too).

However, due to the new pricing scheme introduced by Google recently, JStock's cloud storage will be temporary unavailable.

Under new pricing scheme, free quota offered by Google, will quickly consumed away by JStock users from all around the world, within few hours!!!

The below screen shoot explains what is going on.

As you can see, under old pricing scheme offered by Google, JStock's Cloud Storage service can run free of charge, within a single day, on Google server.

However, under new pricing scheme, this is how it looks like just after a few hours.

Currently, we are still figuring out, how we can make this cloud storage feature FREE always.
Till now, we deeply apologize for the unavailability of cloud storage feature!

For temporary workaround, you may import and your data in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format as shown below. Just go to File -> Save as...

Besides import and export using Microsoft Excel/ CSV format, you may also perform backup, by perform copying operation on .jstock folder as described here : http://jstock.sourceforge.net/help_install_upgrade.html#upgrade-windows


Vaddams said...

Thanks for this full and useful explanation.

And many thanks for your commitment !

Jake said...

Great software - thanks very much for your hard work!

I'd love it if we had an option to specify an Amazon S3 bucket for cloud storage - that way users could handle their own storage.

Simon said...

since no cloud. I would suggest you to add import and export settings.

Simon said...

especially the portfolio and watch list to easy the data migration.

veganman said...

I agree with Simon, an import/export feature would be useful, preferably, but not necessarily encrypted, or supporting gpg/pgp key management.

veganman said...

In fact, even the export to a single xml file of everything (options, portfolio, etc.) would be VERY appreciated. up to the user to do whatever he wants with the final xml (email it, encrypt it, delete it) etc.

ideally, it would be exported as something such as:
jstock-201112011358.xml where what preceeds the file extension is a date+time tuplet.

Yan Cheng Cheok said...

Dear users,

JStock provides various ways to import and export your setting.

1) Through cloud (Current unavailable. Fixing in progress)

2) Through import/ export using Microsoft Excel format.

3) Through import/ export using CSV format.

4) Through manual copy of .jstock folder : http://jstock.sourceforge.net/help_install_upgrade.html#upgrade-windows

veganman said...

I must disagree, we need an import/export option that will also handle every stock, formula, option, indices, portfolio, etc. in a single .xml file preferably (doesn't matter if it's 50MB, as far as I'm concerned).

copying the whole directory is cumbersome.

JR said...

How about allow a user to leverage their Google Docs account, Box.Net account, dropbox account, Live account, etc?

Yan Cheng Cheok said...

The problem has been solved, by migrating legacy cloud storage to Google Doc. For more information, please refer to http://yccheok.blogspot.com/2012/01/jstock-106j-has-been-released-with.html