need a hosted file server solution

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:20:10 MST 2009


You can use Amazons file service; it's relatively cheap.
--Will

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Merrill Oveson <moveson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fellow Pluggers:
>
> I've got a client that could use some sort of hosted file server solution.
>
> They've got 5 to 6 PCs at most - all windows XP.
>
> They're really too small for a full on linux/Samba solution.
> I only go by at most once a week, and they're not in a position to do any
> day to day admin.
>
> Besides the cost, where to store, etc, etc.
>
> The other solution is peer to peer - which I set up for them, but now files
> are scattered across multiple machines, issue of which machines to back up,
> etc.
> Peer to peer is painful, in my opinion.
>
> Enough said.
>
> What I'd like is a hosted filer server solution, say via the internet?
> This solution would allow users to map network drives, and have access
> based
> on passwords.
> Payment would be subscription based.
>
> I'd be happy with a very simple u for user directory and s for shared
> directory, etc.
>
> This hosted solution would have the benefits, i.e. guaranteed up time
> (redundant drives), promises of backing up the data on behalf of client
> (maybe even burn weekly DVD and mail it), etc
>
> Anybody out there know of a solution like this?
>
> Could elephant drive do this?
>
> I really think this is the wave of the future, at least for small business.
> I mean you have web hosting, why not file server hosting?
>
> Let me know.
>
> Merrill
>
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