I’ve been researching setting up my own NextCloud system instead of spending $ on Dropbox. I intend to start with a Rasberry Pi (only because I was given 5 of them… left over from a project at work) and then once I know what I am doing / know what I need then I’ll move to a more robust server.
Also a friend has a leftover Drobo 4-drive system (with four 1tb hard drives in it). It’s the USB version unfortunately, but that should serve nicely as a data drive.
So how hard will it be to set up the Nextcloud server at my house, configure it with DynDNS and end up with a replacement for basic Dropbox…
FYI Dropbox recently castrated the free accounts to limit accessibility to 3 devices… in my case a desktop, cellphone and laptop, and I have to disconnect one if I get a new laptop or desktop… I need 4 to 5 devices.
My long term goal is to have my Nextcloud server host four “dropboxes”… (one each for software development, family, business, hobby) with different users having access to different combinations of the four… example: dad, mom and brother access the business files, dad, mom, son and daughter need family files, dad and son access the software development files, mom and daughter access the hobby files).
Someone has to have invented this wheel… rather than reinvent it can someone point me to a web page that will walk me through the process? Including the necessary DynDNS setup?
And as i said above the Pi will only be a starter hardware platform… I suspect it’s not designed for 24x7x366 server duty… can someone suggest a good hardware replacement?