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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

If self-hosting is an option look into Nextcloud... or even just an SFTP server.

https://www.privacytools.io/#cloud

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CameronNemo wrote

Nextcloud seems like such a behemoth. I also can't self host it, so I would need a VPS provider. :/

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

Yeah, it's not difficult to set up, but I've found it to be a little annoying to manage. I just use SFTP as my "cloud storage," and can push or pull files from my phone/tablet using Termux. Besides Termux, I often use Ghost Commander with the SFTP addon.

Plus, with SFTP you don't need to enable passwords, just generate some SSH keys and bam!

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CameronNemo wrote

I use an app called syncopoli, which bundles rsync. It works fairly well for me.

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moonlune wrote

I started a wiki with my setup. Maybe someday it'll turn into a real tutorial. /w/selfhosting

nextcloud has a preconfigured docker so it's quite easy to setup.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote

Nice! I've never self-hosted from home, but do run my own VPN, FTP and DNS with a VPS provider!

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annikastheory wrote

Just curious is there any benefit, apart from cost, to running a VPN on a VPS as opposed to using a vpn provider?

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote

Well, I can't always control what Digital Ocean can see, but I can ensure that my logs are encrypted and only I have access to them. I like being in control of the services I am running.

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another_i wrote

I tried out IPFS recently and I was pretty impressed. Decentralized free cloud storage. Has a few concepts to get use to.

https://ipfs.io/

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CameronNemo wrote

I don't think the provider is quite as important as the tooling. Both BorgBackup and restic offer important features such as compression, deduplication, and encryption.

But as far as a provider, I have heard good things about Backblaze's B2 service. They have a well known maintenance window, but apart from that their availability is pretty good.

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