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    Would a private cloud suit my needs with new network setup

    Hi all,

    Currently I have one laptop with 3 standard users, this laptop is incrementally backed up to a server nightly.

    I have got a new laptop I am adding to the network and would like to configure it differently.

    The server has a hard drive partitioned, user a, user b, user c.

    As each user can use either laptop I would like it so that if they work on a file on one laptop then open the file on the other laptop, the most up to date version of the file is opened.

    I was thinking to setup the default 'save as' place would be the users partition on the server hard drive over ssh, but I have no idea how to do this. Then I thought maybe a private cloud running on the server would be easier.

    I don't know if either of these options is possible or the pros and cons for either.

    All advice appreciated and links to more info/guides would be great.


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    Just Joined! ltnemo2000's Avatar
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    I think this might answer your question better:
    you can add folders to sync pretty easily.
    ubuntuone is pretty simple to set up and cheap if you want more than the free amount of space

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    Thanks itnemo2000,

    I was actually refering to setting up my own cloud server on my current server.


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    Linux Engineer Kloschüssel's Avatar
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    In that case I would walk down the road of mounting part of the servers filesystem with sshfs on the laptop. The reason is easy to understand: having a cloud consisting of one server only is like running a quadcore with MSDOS as operating system.

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to give nfs a go.

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