For an average home or small business it helps to have client software that facilitates scheduled backups and adhoc recovery of specific files.
What solutions are out there for end-users to make use of DreamObjects? I’ve seen the client app page on the wiki. It’s pretty sparse. And I know we can use Cyberduck but that’s more of an administration tool than a scheduled backup solution.
I’m impressed with what I’ve seen on the ownCloud site but I haven’t yet loaded the client or wired it to a DH/DO bucket. Is that all that’s required or is the ownCloud server software required as a proxy to bucket space? And can we load the OC browser UI/server in shared DH space? And would that client be considered an end-user solution?
Many of you are familiar with backup solutions that allow end-users to select folders for syncs, allowing file exclusion/inclusion based on name or regexp patterns. Many of these allow for multiple profiles which get triggered at different times. Is anyone using something like this with DO? SOS Backups come with some excellent software for local and remote backups. I’m hoping to find something like that for DH/DO.
One approach to backups would be to have a local PC backup selected files to a staging area, maybe on another partition or network drive, and then schedule complete dumps of that area to a cloud repository like DO. Does anyone do that? While not very user-friendly, it seems to me anyone could use WinMerge or a similar utility to diff their local file space, have that app copy/overlay a middle-tier, and then use CyberDuck or similar to scrape that tier off to remote storage. But it sure would be nice to automate that with scripting.
TIP for DH: If you folks could assign any resources to defining a solution like this, you’d eliminate that burden and probably get more people to pay for the storage. That’s how these other companies get consumers - they make sell a product, not just a platform. I appreciate that you’re providing a platform for your clients but it can’t hurt to help us productize it, even with a recommendation to FOSS that we can build upon a a standard.