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Choosing a Distributed File System

Posted by matijs 30/06/2011 at 18h15

It’s happening, like it happens to all of us: My hard disk is getting full, and although the free space would have seemed like an ocean just a decade ago, now it’s a worryingly small pool of tiny little gigabytes. I could try freeing up some by tediously going through all the photos I never bothered to cull before, but with Gb-sized videos being added on a regular basis, that isn’t a long term solution. Where long term is anything that will tide me over to my next laptop.

But, what if I could offload some of those files to some other storage medium? I’m not really that fond of external hard disks, but perhaps a file server? Great! You mount some remote directory, and it’s like it’s right there on your machine.

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  1. madash said 12/07/2011 at 11h01:

  2. Matijs said 13/07/2011 at 06h39:

    @madash, thanks, those are interesting options, in particular iFolder and SparkleShare.

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