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It's been super cool running a @nextcloud instance for myself on a Pi 3 running so I can sync my school documents to my Nexus 7 in a privacy-respecting way.

Maybe someday I'll get more serious with this and slowly move away from iCloud Drive... 🤔

I should also mention that, to get this working with my Nexus running , I had to find a way to install avahi-daemon and libmdns to ensure that it could read the local address via /#Bonjour. Works pretty well, though!

@marquiskurt You are still using with a available?!! Nextcloud is better in so many ways... Just move your data to your nextcloud folder and stop selling your for nothing to Apple.

@criadoperez I pay for 2TB monthly, and my Pi's storage is only 128GB. Maybe in the future...

@criadoperez I should also mention that I do trust Apple a lot more than I do Google and don't really take any issues with file storage with them, even if the government can access it.

If I had data that I didn't want anyone seeing, I certainly wouldn't make it available on any cloud storage, even self-hosted.

@marquiskurt @nextcloud i switched from Google cloud to nextfloud this year. Using the file system mainly to sync audio books and music to my smartphone. And to backup photos from smartphone.

But also to sync contacts and calendars, without the need of any foreign source.

Can highly recommend it :)

@marquiskurt @nextcloud Looks like what I did with syncthing. I only use it in local mode, so when I either connect to my vpn at home or am connected to my wifi it'll sync documents. But this has a lovely interface and also does calendar/contacts it looks like!

I'm too scared to host anything over the net yet (outside of my one vpn entry point), because I don't trust my security skills!

@rjkershner @nextcloud Yeah, there's a calendar and contacts app available. I use it occasionally to track my classes and some personal events. Tried CalDAV sync with UT and my Apple devices. Apple requires HTTPS, and it works when I do some self-signed certs, but UT doesn't support it. So I have to use an insecure means of accessing CalDAV for it; that is, until/unless Let's Encrypt supports local addresses via Zeroconf.

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