NAS with private cloud storage

By Jskid
Dec 12, 2015
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  1. I am looking to purchase some sort of storage device, that I can attach to my home network and send (encrypted) files from anywhere with an internet connection to be stored on it. Basically I want the functionality of Google Drive without having to trust Google is keeping my files safe and private. I think there are such products that do what I'm looking for, but I'm not sure. Here's a couple of things I was thinking of and was wondering if anyone has any suggestion or experience:
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Making cloud-like access is the easy part - - making and keeping it private is the major issue.
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    Well, if own where it's being stored I feel safer. If I transfer anything over the internet and it's encrypted I'm happy.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Yes, I can understand that. However:
    • you will need a static or address reservation for the NAS itself (just like we do for all servers)
    • a port forward from your router to that address
    • must get an account with and create a unique name for you NAS (just like a real DNS)
    Then from anywhere, you access the NAS using the DYN name you created.

    You may have to adjust the router to allow external access to the device.

    Be advised:- the NAS must protect itself from all infections/virus's and hopefully it has and encrypted login for each user accessing it,
    and that is entirely different that encrypting the data stored in the NAS device.

    Good luck

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