[SATLUG] Using Virtual Servers and Big Cloud Storage

Joe null.div.zero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 14:41:49 CST 2015


Correction:  1TB: not 1GB

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Joe <null.div.zero at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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