Sessions at linux.conf.au 2010 about Dropbox and Storage

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Tuesday 19th January 2010

  • Roll Your Own Dropbox

    Dropbox is probably the current leader in the storage application and service space for desktop users. Featuring an auto-commit-and-update mechanism to transparently send updates to the repository, changes are reflected on any other machine in near real-time.

    Unfortunately, while Dropbox promises security, you cannot use your own infrastructure for data storage. Most data security policies would make this a show stopper for many organisations that wish to deploy such a facility.

    By gluing a few existing open source tools together, you can replicate the functionality with a version control system, a file system watcher and a scheduled task.

    At 4:45pm to 5:05pm, Tuesday 19th January