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Im going out of town in 2 months for a long needed rest and relaxation. I was thinking it would be cool to learn how to build a cloud. I thought i would ask you guys what you think are the best ways and where to learn how to access data from one computer in a different state. I was also looking into LogMeIn, too.
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just have a static external IP that can be ssh'd into. Then just use SFTP to grab / upload your files.

You could use logmein, but even still, you're only really getting remote desktop, you still would have to solve the issue of transferring files. (if you're using the free version)

You could also use dropbox. I've got 6GB for my dropbox, which allows me to put a fair amount of files that can be accessed anywhere.
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Also, a good free solution to remoting in is Teamviewer. It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux; it allows for file transfers; AND you can remote in straight from a browser. As long as you promise not to use it commercially that is.
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman View Post
Im going out of town in 2 months for a long needed rest and relaxation. I was thinking it would be cool to learn how to build a cloud. I thought i would ask you guys what you think are the best ways and where to learn how to access data from one computer in a different state. I was also looking into LogMeIn, too.
Build a cloud? Well first you start with some water vapor ...

Communications between 2 computers over the internet isn't building a "cloud."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

A few questions:
1. Do you plan on leaving your computer on for 2 months?
2. How much data do you plan on transfering?
3. How fast are your upload speeds? (Internet package)
4. Do you want other people to also access the files or just you?

There are many software applications / plug computers that are design to make a "personal cloud". Ex. http://www.pogoplug.com/

IMO these are not actually clouds. However, for personal use they serve their purpose.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/9/11 at 7:21am
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Quote:
they server their purpose
Pun intended? lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seventh Badger View Post
Pun intended? lol
I didn't even notice that! It must have been a Freudian slip. lol

I was thinking that what he needed was a server hosted off site.

Nice catch. I'll fix that now.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/9/11 at 7:24am
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ive thought of dropbox, filezilla, BUT those would mean id have to take X files and make sure to drop them when i leave, which is not feasible. I dont mind leaving it on for 2 months. Its basically a server anyways with work files. I will be the only one on it.
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Putting up SSH would probably be your best bet. You may have to port forward on your router. Make sure you aren't using the default port of 22 (expect random brute force attacks every day if remains on this port).

You can use something such as WinSCP to browse/acquire your files, and the link to your house would be RSA encrypted.

If you have a dynamic IP, set up a dyndns account with the client they give you. This will automatically update your name->IP association so that you'll always be something like 'graphicsman.dyndns.org'.
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set up a vpn share the folders you wish to access. then drag and drop files from one pc to the other.

set up a drop box. install team viewer as a service make sure to add it to a buddy list. on the other pc install team viewer. make sure to add the other one to the buddy list (you will need to make two buddy list accounts so they can be added to each others list). with this setup it doesnt matter if ya drop the files in when ya leave or not. you team view into the pc the use the program to drop the files you want into your dropbox at that time. then wait for the upload to finish and then download from your drop box account. this solution also works via phone as well being that team viewer and drop box can be used on an droid

also as stated . set up an FTP server
    
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