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Windows 7: How do I make and manage my own "Cloud" resource?

10 Dec 2016   #1
Bunny G

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How do I make and manage my own "Cloud" resource?

I'm guessing this question has been asked before yet I have searched but failed to find it/them, so here goes:

I've got three, grown up, kids who are always travelling and recording their trips with phone photos and vids as well as travelling a bit, myself and wanting to have access to large quantities of data (around 5TB).

I don't really trust other people's storage so am interested in looking at doing it myself. Equipment is not really a problem as I have plenty of hardware to hand.

How feasible is it for me to assign a server full of data as a cloud repository allowing me and the kids access to it and to add to it, remotely?

Any advice or help would be appreciated.


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10 Dec 2016   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.
Here's an article that might point you in the right direction:

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud
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10 Dec 2016   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

This little device might do the trick for you: Lima – The first Cloud that respects your privacy

You use your own drives on your own network but the data is accessible from the cloud.
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10 Dec 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I was looking into this awhile ago as a alternative to subscription services with more disclaimers than features
My Cloud

My Cloud Mirror - Personal Cloud Storage | Western Digital (WD)

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11 Dec 2016   #5
Bunny G

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks folks. That little lot's given me something to start with.

But, has anyone on the site constructed their own cloud who can offer any first-hand tips and guidance?
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