[kwlug-disc] Cloud services

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Fri Apr 4 16:35:36 EDT 2014


Which could also be on your own hosted vm that you permit no one else 
access to. Multiple ways to skin that cat. ('It's just software.')

On 14-04-04 03:56 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> I should amend my earlier email: ownCloud is a self-hosted service
> from what I can see.
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> I found a decent article regarding Ubuntu One alternatives that has a
> few good ideas:
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> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/three-alternatives-ubuntu-one?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=three-alternatives-ubuntu-one
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> On 4 April 2014 15:44, CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
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>> 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....
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>>> - --Bob.
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>>> 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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