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Apr 06, 2015 12:39 |  #1

Hello i am looking to build a Personal Home iCloud like a My Cloud (western digital) has. I am using Mac computers with OS X 10 any suggestion on what is the best way to go in building a ICloud.

I have looked at the western digital My cloud and the seagate cloud 6TB both guess so so reviews any suggestion or ideals thanks in advance for any help.


I just don't want a monthly bill like the online services offered.


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Apr 06, 2015 16:27 |  #2

You want networked storage? Just put a large hard drive into a computer and share it on the network. Whenever you connect to your network via wifi or ethernet, you'll be able to push/pull photos to it. If you want access to the data when you're away from your house, you'll need to look into either a webserver with file access (search google for opennas as it has a built-in website). The downside to doing it this way and not using a service like icloud or drop-box is that you're responsible for the hardware. I have been storing my data on my own server for many years, I've lost hard drives and one time lost two at the same time. It was a large head-ache to restore the data from backups that I would make. I also would have an issue if something happened to my house (fire or flood). This is why I send a hard drive with all my photos backed up once a year to my parents house many states away.

I would suggest you check out Amazon Prime Drive. They are offering unlimited, full-resolution, cloud backup for photos for free with a Prime subscription. $99 a year is well worth the 2 day shipping and multiple other services that you get with Prime. One issue I found with it is that my cr2 raw files form my d70 are not recognized.




  
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Apr 06, 2015 16:50 as a reply to  @ mldkfa's post |  #3

Thanks but that is what I don't want, I know you can make a mass storage. I want to create a iCloud meaning you can access it over the internet and run programs from your iPhone or your iPad via iCloud I know you can PAY for that I want to build my own cloud..


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Apr 07, 2015 02:12 |  #4

https://owncloud.org/ (external link)
http://www.tonido.com/ (external link)


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Apr 07, 2015 15:24 |  #5

Thanks but those are services, WHICH YOU HAVE to Pay.... I think I am going with Western Digital My cloud https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=kaA_-clrilU (external link)


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Apr 09, 2015 11:04 |  #6

N2bnfunn wrote in post #17508244 (external link)
Thanks but those are services, WHICH YOU HAVE to Pay.... I think I am going with Western Digital My cloud https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=kaA_-clrilU (external link)

Do you know what "the cloud" or iCloud, specifically, are?




  
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Apr 09, 2015 14:24 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #7

We'll maybe I used the wrong term it should have stated my cloud instead of iCloud


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Apr 09, 2015 14:41 |  #8

I felt like your terminology made perfect sense, you stated "build" , "personal" all that made me understand perfectly.
The industry term is "Personal Cloud Storage" or "PCS" By adding the "i" we knew you were talking Mac right in your title.

The WD is one of the simplest options to be sure. If you are on Mac, WD My Cloud supports Apple Time Machine right out of the box.

I believe Netgear and Seagate have similar solutions, but don;t know how Apple friendly they would be.

Check out this page with some ratings;
http://www.colourmylea​rning.com …-cloud-storage-solutions/ (external link)


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Apr 10, 2015 08:07 |  #9

I was thinking about getting a WD MyCloud solution to supplement my externals but changed my mind. I wanted "secure" backup. Remember any secure backup will be off-site. MyCloud (NAS) devices or External Hard drives can go away with the fire or the burglar when things go bad.

I decided to go with an online backup service to keep my photos off-site. I will likely still move to a WD MyCloud as soon as my external hard drives start to fail with age. I looked seriously at NAS devices (Mostly WD MyCloud) and believe they work very well.

One word of caution - looking at the reviews I find people seem to love them or hate them. My conclusion was that most complaints were VERY SLOW to back up. NOTE: That is not the storage device - that is the network speed, be sure to have a good router if you decide to opt in this direction.


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Apr 10, 2015 16:25 as a reply to  @ Lumens's post |  #10

Thanks Lumens I was thinking on the same line, just remember that nothing is totally secure. Even the online cloud ..


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