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Offline AbaraXas

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Personal Cloud Server Question
« on: November 07, 2016, 08:28:39 PM »
Does anyone have experience setting up a personal cloud server? I'm thinking of an option to host my own cloud server which I can access no matter where I'm at, virtually download photos from shoots (camera via USB to phone to server) and then give clients instant access.

I'm considering putting this together myself as I have several dozen TB of storage and many extra PCs sitting around.

Realistic or a waste considering the low cost of virtual cloud server options?

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Re: Personal Cloud Server Question
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 08:30:04 PM »
Does anyone have experience setting up a personal cloud server? I'm thinking of an option to host my own cloud server which I can access no matter where I'm at, virtually download photos from shoots (camera via USB to phone to server) and then give clients instant access.

I'm considering putting this together myself as I have several dozen TB of storage and many extra PCs sitting around.

Realistic or a waste considering the low cost of virtual cloud server options?


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« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 08:30:34 PM by Weird Tolkienish Figure »
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Re: Personal Cloud Server Question
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 09:02:41 PM »

I have a bunch on aws cost me nothing until I log in and start them up.

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Re: Personal Cloud Server Question
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 09:13:38 PM »
If you are just looking to host files, you don't need a server. You can put files up to a certain amount on DropBox.

If you are exceeding the amount DropBox will let you do for free, you STILL don't need a server if you just want a place to drop files. Look into something called an "S3 bucket" on Amazon.

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Let me expand my answer. Servers are for running software. Do you need to run software or just store files?
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Re: Personal Cloud Server Question
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 09:25:50 PM »
Does anyone have experience setting up a personal cloud server? I'm thinking of an option to host my own cloud server which I can access no matter where I'm at, virtually download photos from shoots (camera via USB to phone to server) and then give clients instant access.

I'm considering putting this together myself as I have several dozen TB of storage and many extra PCs sitting around.

Realistic or a waste considering the low cost of virtual cloud server options?

AbaraXas,

If you are looking for a service to allow you to share images with your clients, there are plenty.  Expect something in the $10-15/month range.  Add $10-15/month for each occurance of "virtual" or "cloud" in the ads (aka huge waste of money).

Start by looking at Dropbox.  I'm not saying to go with them, but that's a good place to start your search.

If by "client" you mean someone who could sue you if you pulled a HRC with their data, I'd advise against rolling your own server.  IANAL, YMMV, IANJP.


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