A work colleague showed me DropBox today, as they were saying they have work files spread between their desktop at home, and a laptop. Now, I haven’t used it yet, but DropBox seems to be a nice and easy way to set up a synced folder between multiple machines.

The only issue I have with it is that your files are stored on the DropBox server. You are placing faith in the security of their server to make sure your files are safe. It got me thinking, how hard would it be to do something similar using your own server?

I am going to look into this and may look into developing a solution for people to use their own servers.