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Re: [O] Require feedback on an idea: move to a central server all my org

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] Require feedback on an idea: move to a central server all my org file and edit from there?
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:14:43 +0800
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"Loris Bennett" <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>> "Loris Bennett" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Thierry Banel <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Syncthing is your own cloud.
>>>>> Released under the Mozilla Public License.
>>>> Almost, but not quite: you still need your own always-on server
>>>> somewhere to make it work. I use the Syncthing app on my Android phone,
>>>> so that the phone kind of works as a "ferry" for getting files back and
>>>> forth between my laptop and desktop. It doesn't work reliably, though
>>>> (and I don't always have my phone with me).
>>>> I'm considering flashing a nice router to use as a home server, largely
>>>> just to make Syncthing work without my having to think about it.
>>> If you are going to run a home server, would ownCloud be an option?
>> I tried to put that on an Ubuntu server I've got hosted somewhere, and
>> gosh did it try to install a lot of stuff. Nor would it start up after
>> it was installed! It felt like a whole lot of bulk.
> I have ownCloud running on a decidedly unsuitable wheezy old netbook
> (Eee PC 1000HA) under Ubuntu 15.10.  The only thing I particularly
> remember about the installation was having to fiddle around with
> self-signed SSL certificates.
> I mainly sync the calendars between phone and my main laptop, plus a
> small number of small files which I don't have in Git.  I just switch on
> the laptop when I think something needs syncing.  I backup the ownCloud
> directory on the nettop to a USB drive attached to the router using the
> standard Ubuntu backup program (duplicity, I think).  I actually think
> that only having to backup a single machine is one of the main
> advantages of ownCloud.
>> On the other hand, I've set up git repositories on that server (I don't
>> put Syncthing there because I'm syncing many, many gigabytes of data),
>> and a caldav thing with Radicale, and some HTML pages... Perhaps at some
>> point will make sense to just install an omnibus package like
>> OwnCloud.
> YMMV depending on what exactly you need to sync, but it works for me,
> although I should probably move it to something like a Rasperry Pi,
> which I could leave on.

It seems like if you're still having to boot a machine on purpose when
you need the service, then that's the main obstacle! There are many,
many services that are only practically useful when they're always on.
Is your router+USB drive not always on?

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