Google Apps as an on-line harddrive?
Google gives some rather economical online storage. My company wants utilizing this to host back-ups of several of our information on the Google Cloud. We might simply intend to utilize this as an offsite backup, in instance our onsite back-ups capture on fire. The documents are primarily photos and also video clip, the majority of under the 1G restriction.
Exists a means to set upload documents to Google Docs?
Exist any kind of expansions which will allow me surf Google Apps as a neighborhood folder, comparable to WebDav?
And also to make clear, we would certainly favor to do this from a Linux (Ubuntu) web server.
Yes, this is feasible. Nonetheless, my inquiry was also obscure. Google Apps has various parts. "Google Apps" and also "Picasa" are both Google Apps, yet they act in different ways. As an example, Google Docs makes use of the Google Documents List Data API, Picasa does not. Regretfully, several tasks at Google feel like little fiefdoms, and also APIs are not regular throughout the kingdom.
The remedy additionally relies on the filetype and also if you make use of the Google Premier version of Google Apps or otherwise. According to the Documents List Data API FAQ Google Apps Premier customers can use the API to upload files of any type. Other users can use the following upload formats: (See the link for a checklist, that includes points like.csv,. pdf, and so on)
. There are numerous wonderful remedies listed below, yet all have their constraints, or have themselves face constraints with the Google APIs.
I think the means to attain closest to what you are seeking from your inquiry would certainly be to make use of the freshly launched Memeo Connect.
With the first variation of Connect, customers get a means to conveniently post records of various layouts right into Docs, after that accessibility those records on their computer, consisting of when they're offline . If a record is modified, the web content is upgraded throughout the customer's computer systems and also in Docs.
Variation 2.0 of Memeo Connect, which is readily available in an examination variation today, takes points an action better. Currently Connect can actually incorporate with your computer system's documents system, as opposed to simply functioning as a standalone application. After you install and also release Connect, your documents turn up as the "GDrive" on your computer system, and also you can connect as if it were simply an expansion of your desktop computer . You can drag - and also - decline documents right into the drive, and also conserve documents to the GDrive straight from applications like Microsoft Word.
This is a reasonably new attribute, yet you can post any kind of record to Google Apps. Examine it out at http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=50092.
It would certainly appear that Google's Storage API, located right in Amazon S3's market, is tailored to be their mass cloud storage space alternative. Though they do have the
gsutil you stated previously, the on-line Storage Manager functions actually well as a drag and also decline user interface for uploading/organizing documents and also taking care of "pails".
(resource : googleapis.com)
They additionally assert that as a result of their RESTful API, it's suitable with existing cloud devices :
Google Storage is interoperable with a lot of cloud storage space devices and also collections that collaborate with solutions such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and also Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.
. I have not had an opportunity to examine that yet.
You are allowed to create pails (and also can not nest them) yet you can call your things within them with
/ to mimic your neighborhood storage space :
By making use of slashes in an object name, you can make things look like though they're saved in an ordered framework. As an example, you can call one object/ europe/france/paris. jpg and also an additional object/ europe/france/cannes. jpg.
Google has actually intended rates at
Storage--$ 0.17/ gigabyte/month
plus various other transmission capacity prices.
Significant area wiki, given that it's rather digressive, speculative, and also not readily available yet.
There's a firefox expansion which permits you to make use of room on Google like a HDD, called GSpace.
While this will not address your set posting trouble, it could address your surfing trouble. In addition, you could be able to make use of the existing code in the plugin and also expand it to make it able to set upload.
If you're mosting likely to be doing this on a Linux web server you can attempt GMailFS which makes use of FUSE to place your google mail (which need to additionally collaborate with google apps) storage space over IMAP as a neighborhood documents system.
You can make use of smestorage which offers a digital cloud drive for Linux and also it comes as a Debian package. They are presently in beta and also are preparing for desktop computer synchronizes quickly.
Memeo Connect has been the fad for Mac and also COMPUTER customers (durable looking as it makes use of Google's API) possibly they will bring out a linux variation? This is just for GoogleApps Premier customers just however. Watch on them.
A device called "Google Docs Upload" might get the job done:
- Ubuntu 10.04 : This collaborates with the default 'java - usual' plan.
- MacOSX 10.5.8 : It calls for Java1.6, and also the Java1.6 plan in MacPorts is made me. I have not obtained this to function efficiently yet.
- WindowsXP SP3 : It appears to function great, yet after that I require to make use of the Windows command covering, or create a set documents.
I've made use of Gladinet for this and also it functions wonderful. They additionally sustain several various other cloud based storage space (Amazon S3) if you desire. It allows you map a drive to your Google Storage.
They do not sustain anything yet Windows nonetheless yet you can arrangement a windows equipment as a cloud AFS and also back-up Linux equipments in this way.
The Google Apps storage is made for saving images, e-mail add-ons and also on-line records. While there is an API for automating the upload of documents it just accepts specific MIME types unless you are a Google Apps Premier consumer. That suggests you would certainly need to install your information in a record or spread sheet documents prior to posting it.
As Opposed To Google Apps you need to consider on-line storage space carriers like Dropbox or Amazon S3. Google additionally has a laboratories task for their very own online storage service, which is free throughout the beta and also has actually a python based command line device called GSUtil for posting documents.
Check out GoogleCL. It allows you connect with google solutions from the command line like :
$ google docs upload the_bobs.csv ~/work/docs_to_share/*
The most current release claims it consists of posting directory site trees to Docs. A little of shell scripting need to allow you cron work a back-up.