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Using a Hard Drive over Internet

Posted on 2012-09-22
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Last Modified: 2012-10-07
I want to use part of my Dedicated Server for offline storage. It has Linux/Apache/MySql/Php that I use as a web server.  I do have root access, and have a Secure IP Address as well, in addition to the "normal" shared IP.
Does anyone know what options I have if I want to use a Network Drive/folder for offline storage or data?  Looking for good "Ease of Use" options. Certainly I can create a folder & FTP In & Out. But I am looking for an easier solution for the End-Users ... Can I set it up somehow to ultimately show up an a windows User's Desktop as an Icon or in Network Neighborhood? The data could be stored inside a web space on the server, or anywhere else on the server for that matter.
Question by:bleggee

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slakic earned 664 total points
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Have you considered Dropbox or sugarsync on that server?
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savone earned 668 total points
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Use you can Samba over the internet but it is probably not the most secure option.  

A friend of mine has suggested:


It will allow you to "map" a share via an ssh connection.  

From their website:
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Open Computer. Double-click on the Swish icon. Click the Add SFTP Connection button. Complete the details in the dialogue and click OK. You should see a new connection appear in the Windows Explorer window which you can double-click to access.

Windows 98/2000/XP
Open My Computer. Double-click on the Swish icon. Select Tools from the menu bar and then Add SFTP Connection. Complete the details in the dialogue and click OK. You should see a new connection appear in the Windows Explorer window which you can double-click to access.
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pgm554 earned 668 total points
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Rsync or Novell Ifolder (samething)


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