need a hosted file server solution

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:37:04 MST 2009


Thanks!

where do I go to look into this?

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:20 PM, William Attwood <wattwood at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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