[kwlug-disc] Cloud services

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:56:47 EDT 2014


I should amend my earlier email: ownCloud is a self-hosted service from
what I can see.

I found a decent article regarding Ubuntu One alternatives that has a few
good ideas:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/three-alternatives-ubuntu-one?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=three-alternatives-ubuntu-one




On 4 April 2014 15:44, CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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