Distributed cloud storage?

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/63067

Hello!

I recently had issues with my self-hosted instance of Nextcloud so I started looking for an alternative to it.

I would like something that could allow me to make a local network of shared files between devices I choose, if that makes any sense.

I stumbled upon Syncthing but it doesen’t seem what I had in mind: I understand that it replicates folders between devices, but I am looking for a way to distribuite files between machines. Again, like Nextcloud but without a central server to rely to.

Do you know if something of that sort exists?

Or if you have any other solution?

Thank you.

P.S. I am posting it here because it seems like some sort of self-hosting, but maybe I will cross-post it to the decentralized comunity.

Tommi
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I definitely suggest you to check Cubbit out, it is brilliant and I would even say revolutionary. I own a Cubbit cell and I cannot be more happy.

Yes, there is room for A LOT of improvements, still, the core of the service works greatly.

@Raziel
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Thanks for the info! I’ll chek it out!

I was thinking about a bottorrent node on the tron network, is a decentraliced file storage sistem, never heard of Cubbit.

@Madiator2011
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Do you have some photo of this device? Isn’t it’s just raspberry pi with attached HDD?

Tommi
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Pictures can be found here

Tommi
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Nope. I think it could be, but instead Cubbit provides the complete hardware in an hexagonal cell

Tommi
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Nope. I think it could be, but instead Cubbit provides the complete hardware in an hexagonal cell

@Echedenyan
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Emm SyncThing already do what you are describing, but it requires you to put that content in specific folders (Nextcloud do that but only 1 per account) in order to be shared (you can share different parent folders but you must choose to which devices to sync each one).

@Raziel
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For personal use or trusted peers Syncthing is just AMAZING, and they keep adding new usefull features like encription for storage on non-trusted devices

@BlueTomato
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Uhm I understood that Syncthing works by copying folders between machines and keeping them synchronized.

Now, what I was looking for is a software that records that, say, machine A has a file, tells that to machine B and retrieves the file only after an explicit B request.

Does Syncthing do that?

@Echedenyan
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I dont understand you at all.

In Nextcloud using the sync you can choose what files to sync and the same for syncthing when you connect a computer.

You can choose refuse things from the folder/drive and you must always configure in each computer individually like the nextcloud sync client.

The only difference is that is serverless.

@BlueTomato
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You can choose refuse things from the folder/drive and you must always configure in each computer individually like the nextcloud sync client.

I was missing this feature.

I’ll read more carefully the documentation then.

Tank you

Oue
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Seafile maybe fits the bill here, it’s one way syncing I believe.

@dreeg_ocedam
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@BlueTomato
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ipfs was my initial idea too. It being not private is a drawback tho

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