[plug] When the mind is willing but suppliers are reluctant ...

BillK billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Mar 8 11:03:46 UTC 2016

Dropbox would be easiest/best- cross platform, just works, little maintenance.
 Downside is potential privacy issues, dereferences symlinks on linux server and managing access (so one person cant accidentally delete everything!)

Internally I use a private WebDAV store accessed via VPN - my current main store with linux, android and windows clients.

On 8 March 2016 10:45:31 AM GMT+08:00, Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
>I'm looking for ideas.
>Client would like to have a file-store that is accessible via the
>for mobile users. They'll be storing both little (Office) and big
>images) files. Their users have 20 MBit LAN access in the office and
>on the road.
>Likely usage patterns:
> - Create VMware image in the office, store on the file-store, download
>   by several engineers before going out into the field.
>- Store corporate templates and customer config files in the
>   have local cached copy on their laptops. Synchronise on return.
>   - General office use, mail-merge, office, etc.
>   - Revision control
>   - Offline cache
>   - Synchronisation
>Client has 12 employees today, expected to grow to 100 in 3-4 years.
>They currently have a shared (with another company) Windows server that
>not working for them. VPN access is not great, server control
>Ideas I'm playing with, but not liking:
>- AWS EFS, not available yet, no versioning, has NTFSv4, unlimited
>   great price, ETA is not available.
>   - storagemadeeasy.com - support is clearly not their strong point -
>  still attempting to get answers after a week of trying with 19 emails
>exchanged. Looks great on paper, versioning, across multiple providers,
>   different sizes, etc.
>  - s3fs - fuse based mount of AWS S3, has versioning, has lots of nice
>things about it, but no-one has made this into an actual product that I
>able to find. Could make this work, build an AWS cluster, share it via
>   or NTFSv4 and do it myself. Not a fan.
>Hit me ... please.
>Onno Benschop
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