Monthly Archives: May 2014

Setting up Syncthing for Raspberry Pi

Nowadays everything is apparently in the cloud. However the cloud comes in many different sizes and shapes. In my case primarily¬†in the form of dropbox. However there are always downsides of “out sourcing” your data to an undefined cloud. Some popular¬†alternatives include BitTorrent Sync (not open source and your data is still touched by a third party), ownCloud (an open source dropbox clone, however the performance on a Raspberry Pi is not very smooth) and since December 2013 Syncthing. The last one is a kind of open source implementation of BitTorrent Sync, so in contrast to Dropbox your data is distributed over your own computers and not at a distant server. In my setup I use a headless Raspberry Pi that is tucked a way in a cupboard as a node in the network, so this client is always online. Continue reading


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