See also: seaweedfs
I’m trying to wrap my head around what the implementation of a self-hosted distributed filesystem looks like. Is the idea that I would get a few friends, all running servers in our separate homes, and run a garage instance across all of them?
Yes pretty much. That seems to the the intended use-case, but I think it could also be used locally to distribute/replicate storage on multiple servers easily.
Of course the “friend” could be also a VPS rented somewhere as an off-site backup.
That is cool then! I don’t see an application for myself at the moment, but anything that implements AWS services without Amazon (or any corp for that matter) is great in my book!
damn that’s cool!
Yeah and it would actually work with Lemmy, since pict-rs has a S3 interface. They even list Lemmy as a possible but untested app on their documentation.
I think I will try using Garage for this server once we move it.
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