UPDATE FOR 6.0 – ownCloud with its latest release 6 is getting better and better, especially with its CalDAV and CardDAV implementation which is a good and free alternative to, e.g. Google Apps, for synchronizing your calendars and contacts with your phone. Now how can you install it on One.com, an inexpensive and good hoster, overcoming the errors and incompatibilities which you would encounter with the standard installation instructions.
I’ve shown you how to use rsync for a fast and reliable backup of your Mac files to your DiskStation. One draw-back is that rsync always asks for a password to access your DiskStation which makes it uncomfortable and impossible to use in scripts. See how it works without passwords, securely. Continue reading →
UPDATE – I am using a Synology DS107 as my preferred network-attached storage device. The Synology devices have a lot of easy-to-use features (probably as a lot of other current models from LaCie or other manufacturers), such as streaming your music to wherever you are (iTunes, Web or UPnP streaming), giving access to your files (using FTP, Samba/SMB file share or other protocols) and acting as a reliable backup device. However, the classical ways to backup your Mac or other computers via copy and paste software like iBackup are all very slow and not reliable. Rsync may help you. Continue reading →