As many of you, I have a lot of data (music, files, work, pictures,...) spread across several devices and hard-drives.
I would like to safely and easily backup all my data, and perhaps the ones from my family and friends.
I could buy a NAS and a bunch of hard-drives, but it's quite expensive, and the NAS would be the single point of failure. What happens if the NAS breaks down?
I could use online "free" services like Dropbox and the others, but I don't really trust them... And I would rather like a self-hosted solution.
That's why I was thinking about a distributed storage system : I could use a little piece of hardware (a RaspberryPi for example) and a hard-drive, and copy all my data on it. Ok, it's not safe.
Now, I could build another one, deploy it somewhere else (at a friend's, for example), and sync all my data on it. Mhm much better! And then, I could deploy again another box and improve the reliability of the system.
But why would someone accept to install the little "black-box", consume power and bandwidth? Because he would have access to this distributed and safe storage! All the data would be spread accros all the available nodes.
Ok, this is my idea of the ideal personal distributed cloud storage. Now, I'm wondering if such a thing already exist?