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Old 08-31-2010, 01:05 PM
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Question Cloud Storage solution for PC-BSD (eg. Dropbox)
Hi there,

Is there any compatible Cloud Storage solution for PC-BSD,

eg. Dropbox / SpiderOak / UbuntuOne /ZumoDrive

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Old 09-22-2010, 06:46 PM
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Default Really need something like Dropbox before switching to PC-BSD
I'm also interested in this. Cloud storage/syncing/sharing/backup like Dropbox is now an essential part of my workflow (and for sharing stuff with my GF too).

I've been planning to switch my Linux box to PC-BSD (already dl'ed 8.1) and just hit this issue.

From looking at the Dropbox forums, although various partial hacks (like enabling Linux ABI) are mentioned, it just doesn't work right on FreeBSD (e.g. Dropbox will download but not upload). Dropbox on Linux is dependent on a file system service called inotify, which apparently is planned for FreeBSD sometime in the future.

I don't know yet about Spideroak or Zumodrive compatibility with FreeBSD.

An open-source "Dropbox alternative" called Sparkleshare is in development... but it's far from finished and no info about it working on FreeBSD (beta works on Linux/Gnome/Nautilus; Windows and Mac versions "coming soon"). Also the online part of it works with completely public storage solutions: not great for storing materials for my clients or for personal stuff.

When I first thought of moving from Linux to PC-BSD, I thought "Well, 99% of the apps I use on Linux are FLOSS, so they'll be available on *BSD too". It's only just now that it hit me that 1% per cent that isn't FLOSS (Dropbox) is crucial to me and that it doesn't work on *BSD. This could actually be a deal-breaker for me, keeping me on Linux and off PC-BSD.

I hope someone can come up with something like Dropbox et al that works on FreeBSD.

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Discussion re FreeBSD support on Dropbox forum
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:08 PM
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This may seem round about, but have you tried running Dropbox in Wine? I'd be curious to see if it works. Don't they have a web interface too that's cross-platform?
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iFolder
another open source option. This is up and running and working on other operating systems (Linux, Solaris, Mac, Windows) but no mention of *BSD.

Is anyone on *BSD running iFolder? Anyone willing to try?

iFolder links:
Home - http://ifolder.com/ifolder
Community - http://community.ifolder.com/
Sourceforge - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ifolder/
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFolder
OStatic - http://ostatic.com/blog/ifolder-grea...ots-of-control
Some blog - http://huayra.wordpress.com/2009/05/...e-task-please/
Another blog (which mentions lack of rollback) - http://bit.ly/cuNeJp


BTW some other possibilities to investigate: http://alternativeto.net/software/dr...platform=linux
And apparently even Gnome & KDE might cooperate on an open-source Dropbox alternative : http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/gnome...rate-into.html
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finding out more about The KDE project's cloud storage/sync alternative - Owncloud

http://owncloud.org/
http://blog.karlitschek.de/search?q=owncloud
http://owncloudtest.blogspot.com/
http://kdenews.org/2010/07/20/ever-wanted-your-owncloud

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 AM
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Hi there,

.... this is rather a stale thread ... I came across this GitHub Project https://github.com/vassilisl/freebsd-dropbox ....
it's maybe worth checking it out
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:08 PM
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I just compile drop box on OpenBSD, and it compiled with no problem , I think you will not have any proplem if you try it
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Default look again at SpiderOak
I'm not using any of these. ... However, I remember commenting somewhere about SpiderOak not having a BSD client and one of their executives replied that it should work anywhere as it's entirely (?) written in python. (This was a while back.)
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What about Tarsnap written by FreeBSD security guy?
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All of the mentioned cloud storage (except iStorage) are not big enough projects and not so widely spread. There is also the problem that they may/do not work with Windows which limits out a lot of business/school environments.

My hope is that FreeBSD support will be added. You can vote for the issue here https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/186/...rt-for-freebsd and hope it gets attention. Many people voted for other features which are higher on the priority chain. I think if we get enough people they might consider it (unlike the folks at Macromedia which still haven't provided a native flash player...).
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