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#1 Reb0ot

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 14:31

Hi guys,

 

Does anyone know of a service that would replace a local file server with a cloud one?

 

Sort of like dropbox, but:

 

  • able to create users and groups
  • able to share folders
  • able to assign rights to both folders and subfolders to groups and users (ACL) [specially this one]
  • able to sync to different devices, OSX, Windows, Phones

 

I find that most cloud providers dont give you the option to assign rights to subfolders of a folder share which kind of sucks and would be needed for some users/businesses.

 

Cheers




#2 Nick H.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 14:37

Google Drive seems to offer the ability to change folder and subfolder rights for the people that you are sharing with. But I don't know about the ability to create groups of people, I think you have to do it individually which could be a pain to set up, but off the top of my head it covers all the bases that you want.

#3 ashpowell

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 14:44

Not sure if it covers all you need, but OwnCloud could be worth a look?



#4 OP Reb0ot

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 14:48

Thanks Nick, I will look into it.

 

Ash, i already had a look at Owncloud, but it doesnt do it :(



#5 sc302

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 15:12

I believe dropbox business does offer what you are looking for.  I am not the admin so I cannot verify for you, but you can add users/manage users/invite people to folders....

 



#6 OP Reb0ot

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 15:58

thanks sc302, i looked into it, it lets you create users and groups/teams and give access to folders, but not subfolders :(

So if you were to give access to a subfolder to a team, then that subfolder then becomes a root folder on their shares, they would have over 100 main folders and some folders might have the same name, which makes it confusing :(



#7 bguy_1986

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 16:18

Office 365 does.



#8 #Michael

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 16:26

Box does all of what you are asking for but it isn't cheap.

 

https://www.box.com/pricing/



#9 OP Reb0ot

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 16:29

Office 365 does.

they dont give much space though :(


Box does all of what you are asking for but it isn't cheap.

 

https://www.box.com/pricing/

yikes yeah $35/user/month



#10 +BudMan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:58

"they would have over 100 main folders and some folders might have the same name, which makes it confusing"

 

How about rethinking your folder structure, So you don't have deal with nonsense like that..



#11 T3X4S

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:15

JustCloud ?



#12 nrjperera

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:22

I'm not sure if there a service that offers all your required features for free. But if you opt-in for the Dropbox for Business package, you get all those features and more. Costs $15 a month. https://www.dropbox.com/business



#13 Jared-

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:31

"they would have over 100 main folders and some folders might have the same name, which makes it confusing"

 

How about rethinking your folder structure, So you don't have deal with nonsense like that..

 

You're going to have a nightmare managing a file server like that. 

 

One thing I stress to clients is the importance of a good folder structure for their file system. 

 

Building a file server structure, a job any IT Pro hates, but once you learn the ins and outs you can become a master of it. This makes it MUCH easier to implement DFS as well as backup (and restore)!