[SATLUG] Using Virtual Servers and Big Cloud Storage

Joe null.div.zero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 13:22:35 CST 2015

Well,  I may get stoned for saying this on a Linux group;  but,  an office
365 account comes with 1Gb of storage.   That's pretty hard to beat.
On Nov 12, 2015 12:30 PM, "Frank Huddleston" <fhuddles at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
>   I'm intending on doing some traveling and would like to have my "stuff"
> available while I'm away from my home. I don't just mean having files
> available in the way that Google Drive or Dropbox do: I mean the whole
> environment: a server that I can talk to, back up stuff to, run
> applications and web pages from, etc. One option I'm considering is home
> hosting, but not in my home: in, for example, my son-in-law's home. But I
> don't want to expose his home LAN to threats from the wider Internet, and
> am not sure how to best prevent that. I'm not particularly network-savvy.
> That, however, is a topic for another post.
>   Today I'd like to ask if anyone here has set up a virtual cloud server
> with storage: the kind of service that Rackspace sells, I think. I'm
> looking at the services offered in "Low-End Box": http://lowendbox.com/.
> Now: one can get storage with these, as well. Of course it costs. I'm
> thinking a minimum of 500 GB for stuff like videos, music, photos, and
> other documents I would like to have accessible.
> So that's an option, certainly. Has anyone done that? What can you tell me
> about that?
>   It also seems as though it just might be possible to cobble together
> disparate free services: 5 GB free storage here and there, and a whopping
> 50 GB free with Mega (mega.co.nz).  But the interfaces with those all seem
> to be distinct and proprietary: If I get a virtual server with 500MB of
> space for $7/month, I can't access my Mega or Dropbox or Google Drive
> storage from that server, can I? In fact, even if I bought my 500 GB of
> space from, say, Google Drive, I could not do an rsync backup, or some kind
> of remote access (I don't think nfs would be an option) from the virtual
> server, could I? Or do some have command-line software that would
> facilitate this?
>   So that's really what I'm asking here: using a virtual server with
> various disparate storage accounts doesn't seem feasible but maybe some of
> you have done this and know about it. What can you tell me?
> Thanks,
> Frank Huddleston
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