Has anyone checked out OwnCloud?
Did an install a few days ago. Of course, used MariaDB instead of MySQL. Haven’t had a chance to try everything or even the synchronization across more than 1 machine, but I did try the photo gallery, music files and fought to get contacts into the system – LDIF is not a supported contact file type?
Anyway, any tips?
For the uninitiated, OwnCloud is a roll-your-own dropbox with some advanced features and it does not appear to require a 3rd party included in the file communications like Tonido or PogoPlug require. You control the amount of storage you want mirrored and which devices you’d like to mirror between. You control the which files are shared with whom too. Users can be part of your infrastructure OR external email addresses. You can prevent an externally shared folder from being re-shared according to my reading. Not certain how this works.
There are published calendars that work with Android too. I’ve not been successful accessing my Zimbra calendar from Android, so if this works, it will be very nice.
I read where one group decided to use OwnCloud contacts for all their Android devices and removed the connection to Google Contacts completely on their devices. They claimed the phone features worked as expected after too.
Anyway, I could use some guidance, some specific plugins to try, etc.
I don’t plan to allow access to our instance except via VPN, so all the php insecurities shouldn’t be too much risk.