Drobo

Drobo FS as Cloud Storage

Is there an drobo app to create cloud storage on my Drobo FS?

User friendly, simple, and intuitive GUI would be ideal.

If not, is anyone working on such an app?

Thanks

When you say “cloud storage,” what exactly do you mean? What are you trying to do?

The word “cloud” has been abused so badly that it’s come to mean wildly different things, depending on who’s using it.

What do you want your Drobo to actually do?

And you also might search the forum a bit - we have at least a dozen informative threads on accessing your Drobo from the internet. In a nutshell, no, there is no way to do this easily at present, but if PogoPlug finishes their DroboApp, then you might finally have a simple way of doing this.

If accessing your Drobo from the Internet is all you need, then that’s a little easier, but still not the one-click process you seem to be asking about. You can use ricardo’s droboports site to locate and install on your Drobo an updated web server with HTTPS support (like lighttpd), and then with some command line work, build a skeleton web site on your Drobo and expose that to the Internet; alternately, you could reverse-proxy from another web server to your Drobo (which I blogged about doing here).

But, if you want to do make what’s on your drobo available via the web and do it without having to touch the command line, we’re definitely not there yet, as diamondsw says.

Thanks for the replies and help. Yes, I’ve become a Pogoplug user but of course it requires a computer to be the left running at all times in order to use the data (and stream media) from my Drobo FS. That’s OK but not ideal.

My wish is to have a droboapp that has functionality that allows me to use it as a media server and file server while I’m on the road (and not require a computer to be left on).

I’m wondering if anyone is working on the development of such a droboapp.

Thanks again.

[quote=“GSG, post:5, topic:5935”]
Thanks for the replies and help. Yes, I’ve become a Pogoplug user but of course it requires a computer to be the left running at all times in order to use the data (and stream media) from my Drobo FS. That’s OK but not ideal.

My wish is to have a droboapp that has functionality that allows me to use it as a media server and file server while I’m on the road (and not require a computer to be left on).

I’m wondering if anyone is working on the development of such a droboapp.[/quote]

My understanding is PogoPlug themselves intend to do this - but with how often the Drobo community has been burned before (Oxygen Cloud, anyone?), I’m waiting until I see shipping code to get excited.

Right now sharing your Drobo files requires two components. First, something on the Drobo to expose the files, whether that’s a web server, WebDAV, FTP, etc. Second, you need to be able to reach your home network from the internet, which for most cases requires a fair amount of setup (dynamic DNS, port forwarding, etc). It’s doable and certainly not as complex as some projects you could take on - but it’s also not turnkey, which is what I believe you’re looking for.

[quote=“diamondsw, post:6, topic:5935”]

As mentioned above, I became a registered end-user of Pogoplug’s remote software so that I can stream media and access files from my DroboFS over the internet. Unfortunately, I had very mixed results and have given up (Pogoplug was very good about issuing a refund, btw).

So, I’m still looking for a turnkey solution…