View Full Version : [ubuntu] Rolling your own cloud

October 3rd, 2009, 01:06 AM
I am liking the level of integration I am seeing on Ubuntu One, but I prefer to store the files on my own web hosting service. Is there any way for me to do that?

October 6th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I would also like to do something like this, however using a home server that I could connect to while I'm traveling.

October 6th, 2009, 07:15 PM
I'm not sure if Ubuntu One will allow you to store files elsewhere, but you can do it on your own. Mount a folder on your system from an FTP server or other protocols. There are several file systems based on FUSE that can treat your Gmail and other accounts as local file systems. Cheers!

October 6th, 2009, 07:47 PM

Lsyncd uses rsync to synchronize local directories with a remote machine running rsyncd. Lsyncd watches multiple directories trees through inotify. The first step after adding the watches is to rsync all directories with the remote host, and then sync single file by collecting the inotify events. So lsyncd is a light-weight live mirror solution that should be easy to install and use while blending well with your system. See lsyncd --help for detailed command line options.

October 7th, 2009, 12:20 AM
http://code.google.com/p/lsyncd/ Nice stuff. Thanks for this.

BTW, does anyone know any good iFolder replacements? I have settled on Dropbox for now but I'd definitely prefer if I had the server part under my own control ....

October 7th, 2009, 10:49 PM

October 8th, 2009, 11:11 AM
teamdrive? " ... You decide if you want to use your own server or if you want to use our hosting services! ... "

Interesting. Thanks for this!

October 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Free nas server http://www.freenas.org/

April 2nd, 2010, 04:24 AM
Join the following group and check out the scripts to build iFolder client and Simias server. It is working on 9.04 Ubuntu server and client on Ubuntu 9.10

I am looking for testers, post your reports to this group.


April 2nd, 2010, 05:13 PM
I wish it had GlideOS integration. They offer good free space.

April 3rd, 2010, 02:02 PM
Would it be legal to reverse engineer the server software and publish it as FOSS?

April 5th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Would it be legal to reverse engineer the server software and publish it as FOSS?

It is possible to create a FOSS server compatible with Ubuntu One. You would do this by looking at our ubuntuone-storage-protocol code on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/ubuntuone-storage-protocol If you're interested in doing this, please let me know and I'll see how we can assist you.

Thank you,