birv2 wrote:Thanks, and I will investigate it. The fact that it doesn't run on wireless might be a deal breaker for us.
The Raspberry Pi PiNet Wireless was not implemented, see: http://pinet.org.uk/articles/faq.html
Correct, PiNet does not support using wifi, it is simply far far far too slow.
It is though worth keeping in mind, PiNet is more than just backing up students work, any student can sit down at any Raspberry Pi, type in a single set of credentials and within 10-20 seconds, they are ready to go.
It also then does networking booting of all the Pis, so a single master image is maintained on the server machine and Pis boot off it each time. Meaning if you want to push out extra software or config changes etc, is super simple.
Plus of course, shared folders, importing users via CSV, Epoptes classroom management software integration plus decent bit more, all of which were directly requested by other educators.
It does though have the disadvantage that you need a wired Ethernet network in the classroom.
Lead developer of PiNet, a free and opensource centralised user accounts and file storage system for Raspberry Pi classrooms used in over 200 schools across the world.