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Use NAS or Home Computer as Extra Google Drive Storage?

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  • Gmail Drive
  • Storage
  • Computers
  • NAS / RAID
  • Cloud Storage
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May 10, 2014 3:57:01 PM

I have a very large amount of storage on some of my home computers (relative to what most free cloud storage solutions offer), about 500gb per computer, and since they're just sitting around I thought I might use the unused storage for something useful, like storing all my documents. I could just set up some sort of FreeNAS type system, but I lack experience in it and I travel a lot. I also don't have any way of port-forwarding, so a vpn won't work. What I was thinking is if there is some way I could connect the computers as folders in some sort of existing cloud storage, like Google Drive or Dropbox. Does anyone know if this is possible or how to do this?

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a b G Storage
May 11, 2014 12:35:33 PM

using a NAS is Almost the same as a Home Computer....you said you travel alot. and those needs to be always on and connect to the net. suggest search google for cloud storage for best price/size/feature ratio.
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May 12, 2014 9:49:35 AM

Okay but I want to find alternative to what you suggested, such as using my own storage.
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a b G Storage
May 12, 2014 12:41:11 PM

well then, why run your own personal cloud storage? there are many tutorial on building and configuring them...and there much better than NAS..in my opinion.
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May 12, 2014 1:24:23 PM

I don't want to build my own personal cloud, I want to see if I can somehow link my personal network storage with an existing free cloud storage so I can use the infrastructure from the existing one but use the storage from my personal storage. My thinking is if there's some way to share a folder on a computer to the cloud then I could share a NAS
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a b G Storage
May 12, 2014 1:52:32 PM

i could be wrong....but i don't think you can link your "personal network storage" with a cloud storage....it defeat the purpose of a cloud storage... by your description of what you need a personal cloud is what you need.....check here http://www.tonido.com/ is is just a software based since you already have the storage... (very easy to configure)...just check it out. you might change your mind.
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May 12, 2014 4:03:38 PM

Great, although I would prefer to be able to setup multiple computers and share files with others across one account, Tonido should do nicely. Thank you! :) 

P.S. I never said I didn't want cloud storage, I just meant that I didn't want to pay for storage that I already had lying around.
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