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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

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> Behalf Of Matt Shields
> Check out ownCloud.  It let's you run your own cloud based backup service.

Oh god, no. If you're thinking about ownCloud, try Synctuary instead.

I probably can't make a statement about ownCloud without getting sued (I work for Concept Blossom and am a developer who works on Synctuary), so I'll just ask you to ask yourself these questions:

What happens if you're in the middle of a file transfer, and the wifi drops, or the ethernet cable is removed, or you roam from one wifi to another, or close the lid of your computer?

What happens if you create a file with a character in its name, that's not allowed on some other platform? The two most common ways this happens are: Someone on the mac creates a file with a ":" colon character in its name, which is not allowed on windows. Or someone on windows creates a file with a unicode 8211, the emphasized hyphen character, which is not allowed on linux.

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