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Posted 06 August 2013 - 15:17
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:19
Basically I want to be a cheap ****** and have something setup like Dropbox but with 100+GB of storage (and no monthly fee). Essentially keep a folder on my Windows laptop at work synchronized with my home Windows desktop and my home MacBook Pro. I'd also like to be able to get to the files via my iPhone and iPad.
But I like the Dropbox-esque "sync" approach as oppose to say the mapped network drive approach.
I don't really need the more advanced file sharing features dropbox has. One thing I like about sftp is it is universal. I can use GoodReader on my iPhone to access an sftp account for example.
One other note:
I'm currently using an old G4 Mac Mini as my server. Its a PowerPC. I'd like to find a solution that uses it because I'm a sucker for re-purposing old computers. It runs just fine and I don't see it being an issue for what is essentially a single user system. It also hosts my ventrillo server, timemachine backups, and a network printer.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:32
Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:41
AeroFS doesn't support PowerPC. Latest OS X for PowerPC is Leopard which is what I have installed (10.5). It looks like Gluster will probably work. Still figuring it out though.
I think there are some Linux and BSD distros that support PowerPC. Darwin is already BSD. Not sure if I want to go that route because the TimeMachine backups work best over AFP (Apple's SMB you could say).
Posted 07 August 2013 - 00:09
I'm not sure Gluster is the best option either . Seems more geared towards pooling a bunch of drive space together into a mega drive than synchronizing files and being available while offline.
AeroFS seems like the best choice but doesn't support PPC. Doesn't look like the other ones either. Damn.
Meh, none of my other machines are dedicated 24 hour online machines. The Mac Mini works well for that purpose.
Why do you not recommend going with an sftp solution? File sync integrity or just more limited feature set when compared to these others?
Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:20
Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:11
It would be really really slow . Oh well.
Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:23
Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:06
AeroFS is great. I switched to it from Dropbox a couple of months ago (I much prefer being in control of my own data ). I have the server running on my "runs everything else" debian vm (uses about 15MB of ram when idle), and the syncing is great (even with my crappy 5mbps upload speed).
You can easily run AeroFS in a VM on your mini, it's a server, it's meant to be used!
Posted 07 August 2013 - 16:12
I'll give it a try, Brian. I suppose you are right in that if I'm running a VM with just Debian in a console it really shouldn't be cutting into my system performance too much. Still, its only a PowerPC G4 at 1.2GHz with only 1GB of ram....
Right now I have setup a freeware program called FullSync which is SFTP syncing. It seems to be working OK and was easy enough to setup. I would like there to be other features, however, such as file sharing. I'll give it a shot!
I'm thinking I'll use VirtualBox since I don't want to spend any money!
Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:13
Are there any iOS apps for AeroFS? I'm not seeing any.
Seems like SFTP is a better option for me since SFTP is so universally supported. GoodReader, probably the best PDF and Document reader for iOS, support SFTP syncing so that is a plus. I'm thinking of setting up Mollify (http://www.mollify.org/screenshots.php) as a type of web browser file manager/file sharer.
Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:58