[kwlug-disc] Cloud services
crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:44:54 EDT 2014
We have to be careful to remember that there's a difference between an
online cloud service like ownCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc., and running a
"cloud" in your own home. One is public, one is private, each with
advantages and disadvantages, but I can't help but think that we're
comparing apples and oranges here.
On 4 April 2014 15:38, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
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> Perhaps we can have a shootout between ownCloud and DS Cloud at a
> future KWLUG meeting....
> - --Bob.
> On 14-04-04 03:35 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> > With all the talk lately on the web about GDrive dropping their
> > prices, Dropbox looking at files and Ubuntu closing Ubuntu One,
> > I've been looking at an alternative (I currently have
> > Skydrive/Onedrive, GDrive and a purchased Dropbox account.)
> > One thing that never occurred to me until recently was that my NAS
> > box (a Synology 412+) comes with a "cloud" software package called
> > DS Cloud. You set up the server software accordingly, then install
> > client software on your client machines. I've set it up on my work
> > laptop and my personal laptop.
> > So far so good. One problem I had was I wasn't paying attention at
> > the server side and didn't notice that my videos and music folders
> > were set to be monitored by the DS Cloud. The software makes its
> > own copy of everything when it's indexing so I actually had my
> > server's hard disks fill up and seize when it made duplicates of
> > these two folders. That was nasty. I had to uninstall the cloud
> > software then go manually clean out the index folders.
> > One downside of running my own cloud server is that if the house
> > burns down, I don't have any offsite copies of anything (assuming I
> > close down my GDrive, Dropbox, etc.)
> > A positive side is that nobody is going to be rifling through my
> > files like Dropbox has apparently been doing with some users.
> > I'll try to put my experiences with running my own cloud server
> > into better words once I've had a bit more practice with the
> > operation. But I wanted to post this in case anyone else is
> > concerned about online cloud storage options.
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