Can this be done: Setting up my own "online" storage using home PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jackmack, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. jackmack macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2006
    I've been debating buying online storage... i tried gdisk but i find it inefficient and 2 gigs isn't really enough for what I want... so I started thinking...

    I have a PC that is almost always on at home... it is attatched to a nice fat 400gig external drive and alot of other storage devices...

    Is there a way to set my windows PC up as a server or something... then connect to it *securely* to save/backup/download files?

    I think its called SSH but i don't know.

  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    setup a FTP server on your pc, using software like Serv-U or find some freeware.
  3. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
  4. BBGun macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2006
    If you're trying to steer someone away from using Windoze as a server, then I totally agree: use OS X or Linux (or Solaris x86!). :D

    However, if that was not your intent, then your statement is inaccurate. SSH is available for Windows too, but it requires that you install an SSH application (versus being "included" in the OS). Check out freeware like Putty, or commercial versions like SecureCRT/SecureFX.

    If you're into command line work, rsync is useful tool for quickly (and securely) sync'ing files between 2 hosts. Not sure how it works between PC's and Macs though; never tried it. It should work, in theory... :rolleyes:

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