Self hosted cloud / android back up images to home storage

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Bradzac, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Bradzac

    Bradzac Member

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    I know the cloud part is a bit of a misnomer but that's what I've seen similar devices advertised as.

    I'm after something that will allow me to automagically backup any pics i take to a self hosted nas-or-other device whether I'm at home or out and about. I don't need/want _actual_ cloud storage or cloud storage backup, anything I think requires that I'll manually move to dropbox. It would be great if it worked in a similar fashion to googles backup and sync, but, you know, without google involved.

    If it helps, I have an old 2 bay DLINK DNS-323 Nas that's plugged in and unused, but ideally the solution would be an app running on a home server running windows, or a relatively affordable 1RU rack mountable unit. That said, compromises can be made...
     
  2. guy.incogneto

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    Wouldn't dropbox's photo backup do the job?

    Enable photo backup on phone in the app
    Install Dropbox sync on PC

    All photos taken on the phone get synced to the PC at full resolution.
    The only problem is you're limited to your Dropbox storage limit. But you can always move the files out of the Dropbox folder, since you said you do need a cloud service, and free up space.
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I run Emby as my home media server and the Android client has this feature, works well on the wife and sons androids
     
  5. waltermitty

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    i use syncthing but it's not a 'backup' it's a 'two-way sync'. it is excellent at the use case of copying pictures from my phone somewhere automagically
     
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    Bradzac

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    Owncloud would have been absolutely perfect for what i need if it had a native windows install.
     
  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    They supply a free, all configured and working appliance image that can run in VirtualBox. Give it a whirl.
     
  8. Slug69

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    Are there any Australian file storage companies don't need high speeds just occasional backup of less than 100GB at a time (once a month).
     
  9. ir0nhide

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    Run it in a VM and point it at a FTP/SMB/Other file protocol share?

    Edit: elvis has already answered this; no excuse now ;)
     
  10. luke o

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    SpiderOak if you want zero knowledge encrypted cloud backups. Owncloud is fantastic too.
     
  11. dimension11

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    Would second OwnCloud.
     

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