Take Raspberry Pi 2, make your Own
Private Cloud and use
ownCloud OS 8.1 as the
Where do you start once you have the Raspberry Pi 2.
Take back your data with ownCloud Server 8.1
Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way!
Host your own data
OwnCloud OS 8.1 is a free open source software. It is easy to operate and you can set-up your own syncing, Dropbox-like cloud storage system and you can do it on your own server or web site.
There is a forum on ownCloud where the community will help you in setting up your Private Cloud with Raspberry Pi 2. ownCloud forum.
The Blue Print to get your own Private Cloud
You will need a Raspberry Pi 2 which is about $42 if you buy from Amazon.com.
A Mouse and Keyboard
Download Raspberry pi image.
Instructions for installing OwnCloud on the OwnCloud Website.
Burn the Raspberry Pi image on the SD card. Raspberrypi.org has good guides for burning the image on other platforms.
Plug SD card into Raspberry Pi 2 along with power, internet ,monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Boot it up and follow these steps:
Login - Username : pi
Password : owncloud
The configuration utilility will be launched as well as SD card will be expanded to use all space.
Are you using Wifi?
Launch the wifi utility to connect to wifi signal.
Note netmask and ipaddress of your connection.
Enter: sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Add type iniface home_static inet staticaddress – enter our ip address here.
Netmask – enter your netmask here
gateway – enter your default gateway here
Reboot your Raspberry Pi 2 .
Go to another computer
Start up the web browser.
Type in your Raspberry Pi's ipaddress, followed by owncloud.
So you would like to access your OwnCloud from any device and not necessarily from your home network.
Follow these steps:
Set up port forwarding on your home router. Tinkernut has a video on how to set up port forwarding on your home router (how to bypass a router).
For a Dropbox style cloud service : Use an old Laptop or an old computer. Install Owncloud and setup your private storage. Drag and drop your photos and files on the storage space.
If you want to use Raspberry Pi 2 for this, watch Tinkernut Labs video How to make a Raspberry Pi NAS.