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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

So far have not had a single issue.  I have a private cloud in AWS that
myself and my family sync to using multiple platforms (Mac, Win & Linux).
That instance is backed up to S3.  Performance is great, computers never
have an issue, performance is great. And ownCloud offers a version that's
100% free with no limits.

My main reason for not using something like Synctuary, Dropbox, etc is
this:  I would rather write a custom
rsync (or something else for Win) script to automatically sync my personal
files rather than pay for something.  The only exception to this would be
if it were for work, then I would suggest paying for a service.


On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 7:02 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) <blu at>

> > From: Discuss [ at] On
> > 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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