Cloud Services Thread, I WANT IT AND I WANT IT NOW! in Technical; I'd like to add more storage to a server
I don't want to add a bigger drive
I just want ...
19th June 2014, 03:09 PM #1
I WANT IT AND I WANT IT NOW!
I'd like to add more storage to a server
I don't want to add a bigger drive
I just want to rent cloud space and add it to my server as a virtual drive
Does this exist for little people like me?
19th June 2014, 03:46 PM #2
Couldn't help but be reminded of this by that thread title
3 Thanks to Fleetwood:
Gatt (23rd June 2014), mac_shinobi (23rd June 2014), SimpleSi (20th June 2014)
19th June 2014, 03:47 PM #3
Not sure I understand, to add storage it will have to go somewhere, whether that is adding another drive to a server, buying a NAS that can do iSCSI and offering it out to the server or clouding it.
You could try compression or upgrading to 2012 and using single instance storage which may give you a chunk more space on the same hardware but other than that I don't think physics allows adding more space without adding any.
19th June 2014, 03:50 PM #4
Oh, you want cloud, I didn't read it properly:
AWS Storage Gateway - Connecting On-premise to the Cloud
hope your internet connection is amazingly flawless and vividly fast though.
19th June 2014, 03:54 PM #5
Storage Service | Microsoft Azure
I think Google's one needs a whole API layer that you have to write yourself.
19th June 2014, 04:10 PM #6
Hybrid cloud storage optimizes cost and data protection | StorSimple | Microsoft
A server that sits locally with two-tier SSD/spindle storage, that then backs off to Azure as needed.
19th June 2014, 04:20 PM #7
A Google search for "mount google network drive windows" brings up a number of promising-looking links, and Google's storage is currenly the cheapest.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
19th June 2014, 05:15 PM #8
Yes. See ExpanDrive or InSync.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
20th June 2014, 06:58 AM #9
I just looked at the vendor sites themselves, if Google couldn't explain itself or its products they miss out on my adding them as options, I am not their marketing department :P
Originally Posted by dhicks
I was also looking at raw volumes that you could add ACLs etc to rather than a shim over onedrive or gdrive. it depends on the features you need and what you want to do with it.
Last edited by SYNACK; 20th June 2014 at 07:01 AM.
20th June 2014, 10:17 AM #10
Thanks for all the replies
Amazon looks a bit pricy (but since they give a free trial I may try it)
Just tried ExpanDrive on a school server (Only $50 one user license)
5* for my level of simplicity
Let me map Z drive to a dropbox account (not the normal one on this server that used for teacher file sharing)
Properties say I have 14.5 TB available
won't let me share it out over the network
Now maybe a bit of trickiery with hard links might work?????
but at least it could be useful for server use as it offered a lot of cloud services to utilise
20th June 2014, 10:27 AM #11
Just tried Insync
Looks to be just a method of better using Google Drive and not a cloud drive unfortunately
20th June 2014, 12:03 PM #12
23rd June 2014, 11:46 AM #13
There may be a bit of mis-reporting by the utility
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