[kwlug-disc] Cloud services

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 16:15:06 EDT 2014


If you just want file syncing, I've just started using Bittorrent Sync, now
that a GUI is available.

http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/install-bittorrent-sync-gui-in-ubuntu.html

It uses bittorrent, which is great as there's no server, but less great if
your ISP blocks or hinders bittorrent and/or you want to share links.
Which it can't do.

It's handling the bulk of what I used Ubuntu One for now, along with a
minimal Dropbox which has the auto-upload photo feature I liked on my phone
and for easy sharing.

OMG Ubuntu has a round-up of some other U1-like services here:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/three-alternatives-ubuntu-one

Darcy.


On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM, CrankyOldBugger
<crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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