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I just realized that Dropbox still hasn't changed their 2 GB limit since 2007. 😐

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  • 6
    That's what we call dedication!!
  • 7
    You should move to mega or host your own cloud.
  • 5
    @CozyPlanes You mean, literally host you ownCloud: http://owncloud.com

    (It's open-source, too)
  • 1
    @StefanH Place some ownClouds at friend's places then
    lul
  • 0
    @StefanH k
  • 8
    It's free and you are pretty much the product but that's nothing new.

    I personally use Mega (encrypted) and STACK from TransIP (dutch). They offer 1TB free to Dutch residents.

    I encrypt everything locally so they can't see what I'm storing AND I get 1TB free == ideal!
  • 5
    @filthyranter
    I am making my OWN cloud.
    Yeah, i am making my cloud from scratch
  • 2
    Or you setup a VM, take a snapshot at the very beginning and start referencing "friends" on Dropbox 😂, I have ~20GB thanks to this trick
  • 3
    I have nextcloud (owncloud fork) running on my raspberry pi with incremental back ups.

    I have as much cloud storage as I connect hard drives to it (2TB currently). Can totally recommend it.
  • 0
    Everyone who doesn't want to host their own cloud storage should try out Boxcryptor (boxcryptor.com) to encrypt your data before syncing it with the cloud storage provider of your choice. They encrypt your data on your machine, therefore the service is "zero knowledge". There is no other product that reaches both, security and user friendliness.
  • 0
    Thats why i use mega
  • 3
    32TB zfs pool at home.
    1TB from Transip Stack, free.
    3TB at AWS S3-Glacier as offsite backup, $12/m.

    What is this "GB" unit?
  • 1
    Owncloud on one of my VPSes. I've been thinking of trying nextcloud, but haven't had any complaints yet about owncloud after several years of use.
  • 0
    @bahua Well, Nextcloud is just a company where all the original ownCloud people went with the all the code and where development continues, just under new name.
  • 2
    @bahua I didn't have complaints with owncloud either (was using it before). I read up on nextcloud at some point and decided to try it. It's more community focused, for example it doesn't really have a 'Enterprise' and a 'Community' version. It has a lot of niceties, like collaboration tools and such and a really convenient update tool (which owncloud might have added too in the meantime - not sure about that).

    So far, I like it better than owncloud, but it's not a 'must change'.
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    @theCalcaholic

    Sounds good. I'll give it a try.
  • 0
    @theCalcaholic if your hosting it locally on a single raspberry pi I'm not sure it counts as cloud storage.
  • 1
    @DuckyMcDuckFace Why shouldn't it? The word 'cloud' explicitly abstracts from the hardware it's running on.

    I'm hosting a few web services on that pi (not only nextcloud).
  • 3
    @theCalcaholic Although cloud is a general term, I think when most people talk about "cloud storage" there is a certain expectation of redundancy meaning the data is mirrored across multiple servers potentially in multiple locations.

    Here is the Wikipedia defintion:
    Cloud storage is a model of data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • 3
    @DuckyMcDuckFace Well the data is mirrored across all my client devices... :D

    But yeah, you're right. I mean I have redundant backups, but no redundant cloud service.
  • 0
    @theCalcaholic Well other problem with the Pi is that it has neither network card nor usb, so you are attaching everything to one shitty USB hub... But I can understand that if you live in a country where cheaper and more reasonable boards are unavailable...
  • 1
    @misiman Im confused... It has ethernet and usb? The etherport is also connected to the same hub, iirc, so maybe you're referring to that?
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    @theCalcaholic Yep, there is one USB 2.0, then one shitty onboard hub and into it you have connected usb ethernet card and rest of usb ports. So the worst use case is to use it as a NAS as you have crappy network card sharing the same slow bus with your drive...
  • 1
    @misiman well, it does an okay job. Many people have way slower access to their clouds (due to upload speed).
  • 1
    I was one of the first people to sign up for Dropbox at my school. Fifteen years later, people are still signing up with the same emails that I sent out invites to. I now have 20GB on Dropbox and its still increasing.
  • 0
    @CozyPlanes Is Mega secure?
  • 1
    @shahlin
    Yeah, but has some bandwidth limit in free plan
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