Set Up a Secure Self-Hosted Cloud Backup System with Netrinos
Detailed Guide: Setting Up Free Peer-to-Peer Cloud Backup with Netrinos
Creating a personal cloud backup using Netrinos involves a few straightforward steps. This method is highly effective, especially when using two computers located in different physical locations, such as your home and office. However, it's still feasible with both computers in the same location. The key benefit of having an off-site backup is added security and data protection.
Step 1: Install Netrinos on Each Computer
Download and Install: Start by downloading and installing the Netrinos software on each computer you wish to include in your backup network.
Network Connection: Once installed, Netrinos allows these computers to interact as if they were on the same physical Local Area Network (LAN). This setup is not limited to just two computers; you can add more following the same process.
Step 2: Create a Shared Backup Folder
Select a Folder for Backup: Choose a folder on your computer that you wish to use for backup purposes.
Sharing the Folder on Windows: (The process will vary slightly for different operating systems)
Right-Click the chosen folder.
Select Properties and then Advanced Sharing.
Click Share this Folder. Name it, for instance, 'Backup'.
Click Apply, followed by OK.
Step 3: Connect to the Shared Folder from Another Computer
Access via File Explorer: On the second computer, open File Explorer.
Enter Network Path: Type the network path (e.g., \\mycomputer.myaccount.netrinos.com) in the address bar at the top.
Login: Use your credentials to log in to the other computer.
Access the Backup: You can now access and use the shared folder as an online storage space, available globally.
Using with Different Operating Systems
Cross-Platform Compatibility: This setup is compatible with Windows, MacOS, Linux, or any combination thereof.
Integration with NAS Devices: If you have a Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, like QNAP or Synology, you can install the Netrinos Client for Linux. This allows you to access your NAS from anywhere as if it were part of your local network.
Cost and Limitations
Free for Non-Commercial Use: Netrinos offers this service free of charge for non-commercial users.
Storage Limitation: The only limitation is the available storage space on the computers you are using for backup.
By following these steps, you can set up a robust, accessible, and secure peer-to-peer cloud backup system with Netrinos, ensuring your data is safely stored and easily retrievable from different locations.