I’ve been using Google Drive for years along with Tonido to keep my files on line so I could reach them from anywhere.
Then I discovered Nextcloud and thought, huh, why not look deeper into that.
I was using Windows and wishing I wasn’t so, I made the move to Linux Mint which I was very successful with thanks to all those here.
I spent the better part of two days trying to get Nextcloud rolled out to a stable level but encountered all kinds of issues in the process.
Enter, “Linuxbabe”. WOW, what a difference. The guide was second to none for a mentally challenged noob like me who has trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time.
However, after waaayyyy tooooo many attempts to get LAMP up and running faithfully, I gave up and looked over the LEMP setup instead. I had at one point seriously considered dumping my current OS for Ubuntu but had second thoughts about my abilities being tested so instead went with the LEMP version. Still with Linuxbabe of course.
It all went like clockwork. Of course I had to dig into the cloud to find answers to specific questions about “am I doing this right or not?”.
In the end I now have my self hosted site that operates just like Google Drive except it’s ALL on my machine. The same machine I’m using right now.
So, I wanted to find an online cloud storage that was REAL cheap. Enter iDrive. 5TB for under $5 for the first year. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause.
The amount of stuff I have leaned about Linux these past few days is staggering.
I most strongly recommend ANYBODY contemplating the same path I just took to give LinuxBabe a look over.
Of course, I spent LOTS of time ALL OVER the Internet looking for answers and checking various alternate avenues for this project. So my advise for us noobs is DON’T GIVE UP and remember that the whole world is online now. Your answers are out there.
All the above was actually fun for me. Now, the real pain starts. I need to sift through all my family photos, videos, and files to see what is in there more than once and what needs to be dumped. Then, back it all up to iDrive for now.