Offsite backup.

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Offsite backup.

Postby TheOneTrueAnt » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:54 pm

A simple (GUI-driven) mechanism for automatic backups of shares would be useful, either onto an external drive or via FTP / SFTP etc. You could even include gmailfs for a free (if slightly hacky seeming) online storage solution. Perhaps Amahi could cut a deal with ADrive or similar for users to get discounted integrated access? (just a thought...)

Edit:

Just had a quick read about fwbackups etc... seems interesting but I think its something that would be really nice to have integrated into the rest of Amahi!

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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby gmw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:12 am

Absolutely -- agreed.

Are you able to help do this :?:

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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby simonp » Tue May 05, 2009 4:41 pm

how about tying this in with something like dropbox ?
Ive used dropbox since day one and it works with Linux too, so a dropbox app for backups would be great , as in the early days some people struggled to get it working on the linux boxes


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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby cpg » Tue May 05, 2009 4:49 pm

spot on!

we talked to the founders of dropbox in person a bit ago.

the are insterested generally, however:

- amahi is too small
- they have other priorities (which kind of connects to the above)

however, we could implement our own dropbox app, basically :)

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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby simonp » Wed May 13, 2009 6:17 pm

Ah dropbox started off small too though :) but yep Id pay for a dropbox style app on Amahi, Id pay for Amahi for that matter :)

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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby bsk » Thu May 14, 2009 7:03 am

@cpg

The dropbox app sounds promising. I would pay monthly for off-site server backups.


@simonp

Well the good thing is, Amahi will always be open source, but certain features (in the future) might cost money.

But as a whole, you will always set that home server up for free.

You pay for hardware of course :D
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Re: Offsite backup.

Postby simonp » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:05 pm

could have sworn I replied to this earlier :)
yes I would happily pay money for extra features etc on top of the base server install, the support from the coders has been fantastic, so its only fair

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