Using keepass on Google Drive

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Ian
2014-06-04
2014-06-04
  • Ian
    Ian
    2014-06-04

    My keepass file is something .kdb I have the file on my desktop computer and it is very good and useful. I have copied the program to my laptop so that I can take an up-to-date copy of something.kdb on a memory stick to the laptop and open the file. Everything is great.
    Now I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I have installed Google Drive on both desktop and phone. I certainly don't want to put everything onto Google drive. I have my own backup systems. But I have got some 'Word' documents synchronised on Drive, and would like to do the same with my .kdb file. Should I download the 'portable' version, which I have avoided so far? Do I have to copy the keepass program onto my phone in some way?
    BTW I use FreeFilesSync, which is very good. Did I get that from you as well? Any help appreciated,

     
  • Paul
    Paul
    2014-06-04

    To open a KeePass V1 database on an Android device you need KeePassDroid.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.keepass

    You can safely save your database on cloud storage, assuming you have a secure database password.

    Making changes on different devices is likely to cause loss of data because KeePass on other machines has no way of knowing that you made a change. You will need to ensure any changes you make are copied to your other machines before using KeePass on those machines. (KeePass V2 has a sync function and will work with cloud storage to maintain data integrity - ask if you want more details.)

    We are not the suppliers of FreeFilesSync. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Ian
    Ian
    2014-06-04

    Worked perfectly, thanks. Locking/unlocking my mobile phone for every use is annoying, but keeping secret data securely is useful, so this meets my needs very well. Maybe I'll go for KeePass V2 later, but not yet!
    Thanks again
    Ian