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Hey (hey) You (you) Get offa MY cloud!! Help, please.


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#1 Bunny-Gee

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:56 PM

I'm guessing this question has been asked before yet I have searched but failed to find it/them, so here goes:

I've got three, grown up, kids who are always travelling and recording their trips with phone photos and vids as well as travelling a bit, myself and wanting to have access to large quantities of data (around 5TB).

I don't really trust other people's storage so am interested in looking at doing it myself. Equipment is not really a problem as I have plenty of hardware to hand.

How feasible is it for me to assign a server full of data as a cloud repository allowing me and the kids access to it and to add to it, remotely?

Any advice or help would be appreciated. 



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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:16 PM

I think even Costco has a nice hardware/software package for that very thing -- an in-home personal cloud.  However, be advised, if you do not do regular full image backups onto reliable external media [such as usb ext HDs], you will have nothing except what is on the computer's hard-drive if your personal cloud ever vanishes for any reason.


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#3 Bunny-Gee

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

I think even Costco has a nice hardware/software package for that very thing -- an in-home personal cloud.  However, be advised, if you do not do regular full image backups onto reliable external media [such as usb ext HDs], you will have nothing except what is on the computer's hard-drive if your personal cloud ever vanishes for any reason.

Have not heard of Costco (am in Greater Britain - greater since we cancelled our EU membership).  :bananas:

 

Any recommendations or first-hand experiences would be welcome.

 

I could just search the Web but would prefer advice from a trusted source, such as this forum.

 

Thanks for replying and for the backup advice which is very valuable.  :thumbup2:



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:41 AM

If you are thinking of setting up your own cloud server (and it sounds like you are), you could look at something like ownCloud.



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:44 AM

yes. i second using owncloud
it has dropbox like apps to run on the phone/tablets/computers in addition to the web pages to access stuff

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