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World+dog may be busy preparing Dropbox clones, but Oracle seems to think a better idea is to build your own domestic cloud storage rig and has therefore published a recipe for doing so. Naturally the recipe includes lots of Oracle products – VirtualBox, Solaris 11.1 and ZFS are all required - but non-Oracle open source kit also …

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Not a Dropbox replacement... yet!

The major failing of this "solution" is that there is no mention of synchronisation. Anyone (world+dog) can build a webdav server and allow upload / download of files from an internal or external IP (or DynDNS address) using HTTP over pretty much any device. The flexability that you get with Dropbox (and alternatives) is that you choose which folders / files, in "your cloud", you wish to synchronise to what device(s).

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Re: Not a Dropbox replacement... yet!

Heck, I had a webDAV server running off a home broadband connection in 2004 (and very useful it was too), but it it certainly didn't do any automagic synchronization.

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Mushroom

Re: Not a Dropbox replacement... yet!

If you want sync, try http://owncloud.org/ That should count as a dropbox replacement.

[Mushroom cloud, because an ordinary cloud is just too cool]

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Not a Dropbox replacement... yet!

Took me all of a five minutes to install it; now quite a few around me ask for accounts...

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Anonymous Coward

Throw rsync into the mix and you're done.

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Anonymous Coward

sync

there's a beta desktop sync client if you really want it ...

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Go

distribute it

why not bittorrent sync? http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html

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Facepalm

Not on my Virgin Media connection

3mbit down at peak hour (currently money laundering my bills through their accounts through monthly credits)

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