@nashbrydges said in Linux As File Server- Break Out From Other Thread:
@emad-r said in Linux As File Server- Break Out From Other Thread:
I just dont get why File Server old way of thinking is needed for any company, let them have local copy + sync copy on the server as NC does, way modern and + you can easily host it on premises + open port and you allow them to work from home and access their files.
There are instances where a local file server is the best approach. I think even die hard fans of completely lanless designs cough cough @scottalanmiller cough cough would agree. I have clients who are in rural areas where internet connection speeds are simply too slow to be effective with any cloud storage technologies. Even their backups are taken offsite every night by their team because internet speeds can't support a cloud solution.
I also have clients who are in the graphics and video business. The file sizes they deal with make it mandatory that they use onsite file servers. For a double whammy, this particular graphics company is rural with poor internet speed.
Other cases where business owners are not "comfortable" using cloud only are still running local file servers. But slowly, we're winning them over, especially when some have had to recover backups that are cloud stored and were able to get back online quickly. Some do see the value while others can't handle it. At the end of the day, it is their business and as long as they aren't asking me to support them in a way that I think is detrimental, then they get their local file servers.
Who said anything about Cloud, I know i know nextcloud has cloud in it, i get that alot.
But why not a local NextCloud server ?
The only down side to it, that the files will take size on their machine as well as the NC server, thats it. If you can afford this, then this is the way to go.
Want them to work in shared group folder, make shared folder and let NC handle the rest, if 2 people will work on the file at the same time, it will create conflict file with the 2 versions.
Having agent, and software logic and versioning and throttling and user sharing for beats the the standard approach of simple file remount mount.
If small company ask me for file server, I will just create my own USB druve using quality samsung SD cards and put it in router and share that usb storage, it will serve them right and much cheaper.
I am not talking about something I dont know about, doing the stuff your own way and creating Linux instances for anything gives you much greater flexibility and power than just buying a device, trust yourself you can do much better than "them" especially in the low-mid price point.