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Re: [O] Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?

From: Monroe, Will
Subject: Re: [O] Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:58:31 -0500
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Thanks you Rasmus and Brett! It still sounds interesting although your combined feedback has left me in a state of indecision about whether to pursue another option or investigate git-annex further. Ha!

On 9/26/14, 9:11 AM, Rasmus wrote:

"Tim O'Callaghan" <address@hidden> writes:

I have no instructions per-se. I did consider git, using git-annexe or
similar tool, but the pre-internet encryption i require does not
easily happen out of the box. If you are only syncing between your own
git servers though and do not care so much file level encryption
git-annexe a remarkable tool. I still cannot get my head around how it
works (symlinks galore!) but it seems ideal for personal sync (but not
to github). This is the nearest thing i've seen to dropbox.

At this point I would not recommend git-annex to my worst enemy, even
though I use it.  Annex is not at all transparent (to me), and I
struggle a lot when it doesn't just worksᵀᴹ [which is somehow rarely
the case for me].

That being said, it does do client-side encryption.  It will even
setup a key for you in the webapp.  Only requirement is that you have
git-annex on your central server, but I think an installation by an
unprivileged user is fine.  You have to transfer the key to your other
systems yourself.

Also, you can get rid of the symlinks with direct mode.  I sometimes
go into indirect mode to do $GIT_STUFF manually.


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