I'm looking to drop dropbox for a self hosted solution. I was thinking something like git-annex but I would also be looking to sync .git directories and I am not sure if any git based systems can be used for that. I'm going to be running this system on a xen server instance, mac and linux.
Anyone have any success stories about such systems?
I had the same plans and wanted to buy a Raspberry Pi and install OnwCloud on it. Didn't do anything yet, but I can tell you how it works when i'm done.
I never used dropbox a lot.
What i do with a home server is:
- rsync #for big files like music, documents, etc
- gitolite # for small files like programming training files
- /var/www/share # to quickly give data to someone (very seldom)
- sshfs # to mount files for osmo and zim, so all files are always in sync, without me intervening
I looked at owncloud, it looked good, i plan to install it, but can't say much about it yet.
After reading your link about git-annex i understand why git often fails with my ~/Backup/lots_of_backups.
I think a very good solution is rsync. Good here means easy.
From the top of my head i see no advantage to use git in such a case. Anyway, there is a graphical frontent too (sparkleshare). I couldn't do much useful with it, but didn't try hard.
I don't understand that:
but I would also be looking to sync .git directories
Last edited by nadir (2013-06-20 21:12:12)
Rsync is a little to hands for me. I'm setting up redmine to do what gitolite does.
Owncloud is AWESOME. I am going to install on my xen server. This is probably what I have been looking for. THANKS.
BitTorrent Sync looks pretty awesome too, although but the web gui of Owncloud gives it a leg up. Also it has a calendar and some other functions that I have been looking to take off of google apps.
Props for using Osmo, that program is definitely not for me.
Thank you all so much, I think this answers my question.
If it turns out that everything is in fact hunky-dory, then I'd suggest marking this thread as [SOLVED] to make things easier for future generations
I also dropped Dropbox, just today. I had been thinking about doing it for quite some time, but hadn't found a solution that I was happy with yet. Right now, I have the files stored on the 10GB of free FTP space I have with my ISP.
I had considered SpiderOak for security, but as that is a proprietary software solution, I think I will forego that. I'm considering git-annex or BitTorrent Sync, and looking at other options, as well.