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Linux mountable Storage Pool for all the Cloud Systems?

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

Cloud 2

An anonymous reader writes "Dear Slashdot,
today, many cloud systems are available on the market like dropbox, google, sugar sync, or your local internet provider, you name it. Many of them offer some free gigabytes of storage.
Is there anything out there which can combine the storage into one usable folder (preferrably linux mountable) and encrypt the data stored in the cloud?
The basic idea would be to create one file per cloud used as a block device. Then combine all of them using a software raid (redundancy etc) with cryptFS on top.
Have you heard of anything which can do that or what can be used to build upon?"

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Expect it to be slow (1)

egcagrac0 (1410377) | about 2 years ago | (#42574973)

Software RAID is already slow. Add in network latency and encryption, it gets even slower.

I don't see a point in spanning RAID across multiple providers; the individual providers are almost surely hosting the data on redundant storage. If you think they're going to damage or lose your data, you shouldn't be using them. If you need more storage space, you should pay for it. (With not much searching, you should be able to find a 100GB disk Linux VPS for under $10/month.)

eCryptfs used to have problems with Samba, NFS, and sshfs. I expect it still does, at some level.

If you need it secure, don't put it remote. If you need it fast, don't put it remote.

Hmmm... (1)

twistedcubic (577194) | about 2 years ago | (#42577097)

Sounds like an AMAZING idea. Why don't you patent it?
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