Opera Link is officially gone as of December 2015



  • Just a heads up for Opera 12 users: [b]Opera Link doesn't work anymore.[/b] (The server is still up but seems to be in some sort of read-only mode now.) I was very skeptical of cloud features when it was introduced years ago: "There is no way to specify a server. What if they discontinue the service and I depend on it?" Later I gave in for the convenience. Now it looks like I was right from the beginning and it bites. Good thing, that I will never trust a closed source browser again. B) [b]Edit: Opera Software announced the offcial termination of Opera Link (see last posting)[/b]



  • Yes, I was also let down by Opera Link, when they decided to shut down their blogging/user group services. I put a lot of work into my Opera blog and had a couple of good photo sharing and discussion boards going. Then they just decided to shut it all down.

    When I found Vivaldi, I had some apprehension (and still do) in regards to relying too much on these services as well. I blog briefly about it here. And I agree with your position on not putting too much trust in any closed source product. However, I'd like to expand on that and add that one should not put too much trust in "free" services, either.

    When you use free services, like Opera Link and Vivaldi.net, there's not guarantee that these organizations will provide you these services for any given time. The only way I can see to protect yourself is to either do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. By paying someone, you enter an agreement with them which usually states that the services, for which you are paying, will be provided to you for a determined amount of time.

    Although I'm casually using Vivladi.net, I will not be putting any trust in the service unless I can get some guarantees. I'd be willing to pay for those guarantees, if the price was right. For now, my "main" blogging/photo sharing account is with ipernity. I've been with them for several years now and they have lived up to my expectations.

    One of the nice things about paying for my ipernity account is that my financial support allows them to stay in business and provide a level of free service to others, and guarantee that they'd be around for some time to come. It would be nice to have similar security here, with Vivaldi. I think they would do well with a paid and free version of their services.



  • @jtsn:

    Good thing, that I will never trust a closed source browser again. B)

    Sorry but this what has to do with Closed Source?



  • It was possible to set a local server for Sync (intended for business environments), but don't ask me the details for the service itself.

    opera:config#OperaSync|SyncDataProvider



  • Opera Link has not been working stable and correctly for Opera Mini and Opera 12 since years.
    The Opera "technology" following, known as Opera Sync, does not work since month or over a year, too.
    What Opera calls sync now is not very useful, and Sync of login data i not reliable because of Chromiums OS login enrcyption and storage specifics.
    I abandoned Sync on Opera browsers.

    Dont wait for something like working Opera Link or Sync. Or you like to be a betatesting slave on Opera ASA servers and loosing data.



  • @Gwen-Dragon:

    Opera Link has not been working stable and correctly for Opera Mini and Opera 12 since years.
    The Opera "technology" following, known as Opera Sync, does not work since month or over a year, too.
    What Opera calls sync now is not very useful, and Sync of login data i not reliable because of Chromiums OS login enrcyption and storage specifics.
    I abandoned Sync on Opera browsers.

    Dont wait for something like working Opera Link or Sync. Or you like to be a betatesting slave on Opera ASA servers and loosing data.

    BTW operalink still works for me, and the new sync now works too, although in a different way than the good old operalink. Trusting it and what is done with the personal data is a different matter.



  • @sgunhouse:

    It was possible to set a local server for Sync (intended for business environments), but don't ask me the details for the service itself.

    opera:config#OperaSync|SyncDataProvider

    I don't think this setting does anything.



  • I deleted the old Opera account and created a new one and Link seems to work again. Let's see how long…



  • E-Mail just arrived:

    It's time to say goodbye to our old friend Opera Link. 
    
    In March, we introduced a new way to sync data in the latest versions of Opera for computers, Android, and iOS. The shift to our new syncing service allowed us to streamline and update the types of browsing data you can sync across your computers, phones and tablets.
    
    **Opera Link will close in December 2015.**
    
    At that time, you will no longer be able to synchronize your browsing data using the Opera Link service. Also, you will no longer be able to access your data through the Opera Link web interface at [ link.opera.com ]( http://r.mails.opera.com/8ro3ri4bxadu9nd.html ).
    
    December brings the end of Opera Link, but not the end of syncing your data using your favorite browser. Download the new Opera, and, depending on your devices, you can sync your bookmarks, Speed Dials, open tabs, browsing history, settings and passwords.
    
    Making the switch is easy:
    
    1\. Navigate to [ www.opera.com ]( http://r.mails.opera.com/8ro3ri4cpqdu9nd.html ) to download and install a new Opera browser.
    
    2\. Use your Opera Link username and password to sign into the new sync service, or set up a new account entirely. You can read more about how at [ www.opera.com/help/account#signIn ]( http://r.mails.opera.com/8ro3ri4di6du9nd.html ).
    
    3\. After you've registered your new account, use our migration tool to move your old Opera Link bookmarks to your new browser. You can find the tool at [ sync.opera.com/web/ ]( http://r.mails.opera.com/8ro3ri4eamdu9nd.html ).
    
    If you can not upgrade to the new browser or do not wish to, your local data will remain on your machine but will not update on the Opera Link server. We recommend that you migrate your bookmarks, so you can still access them through our new service's web interface. You can find the migration tool at [ sync.opera.com/web/ ]( http://r.mails.opera.com/8ro3ri4f32du9nd.html ).
    
    We hope you enjoy the updated set of syncing services offered in our newest generation of browsers.
    
    Thanks for choosing Opera,
    The Sync team
    

    Just as with My Opera: Very short notice, just a week ahead.

    My comment: No, I'm not going to use Opera Sync. I'm never going to use any future Opera software product.

    Any ideas how to replace the sync servers using opera:config?


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