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(SOLVED) Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

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(SOLVED) Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

Postby Acselerator » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:20 pm

I currently have a Dropbox account and am using Dropsync with my Android device to sync certain folders locally to my phone. If I add a file to Dropbox it is automatically downloaded to my phone and likewise if I delete a file on my phone it's also deleted off Dropbox. This allows me to have a local series of offline folders on my phone that are up to date at all times with Dropbox.

Do the Asustor apps offer a similar feature to Dropsync? I don't want to always be streaming my music, photos and videos from my NAS. I want to have a local copy of the files that are automatically updated. So if I downloaded a piece of music to my computer, added it to a folder on my NAS it would automatically be downloaded to my phone as well. Likewise if I downloaded a file on my phone that would be uploaded to the NAS too. I don't just want a simple backup system. I want 2 way syncing between a NAS and android device.

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Re: Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

Postby MikeG.6.5 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:22 am

OwnCloud, which is ported over to the Asustor platform can do something very similar. In fact, ownCloud can let you select what you want to have copied to the phone/tablet, and if you don't want it there anymore, you can unselect it, or can delete it.

I use it to keep 3 PC's and a tablet up to date with different photo ideas, makeup layouts, poses, etc. It works quite well for my uses.
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Re: Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

Postby Acselerator » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:12 am

MikeG.6.5 wrote:OwnCloud, which is ported over to the Asustor platform can do something very similar. In fact, ownCloud can let you select what you want to have copied to the phone/tablet, and if you don't want it there anymore, you can unselect it, or can delete it.

I use it to keep 3 PC's and a tablet up to date with different photo ideas, makeup layouts, poses, etc. It works quite well for my uses.


I emailed Asustor to ask them directly and they also mentioned ownCloud. Alongside Wonderbox and Bittorent Sync. So that's promising.

Does the software work both ways? Does it just take stuff from the NAS and push it onto the phone or will it push the phone stuff onto the NAS as well?

Considering Asustor are the only company to email back so far and ownCloud looks promising I may well be investing in an Asustor NAS soon. Impressed so far.

EDIT: In my attempts to find apps I remembered finding Folder Sync for Android. Since that lists ownCloud as an option I should be able to work out a appropriate setup.
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Re: Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

Postby MikeG.6.5 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:17 am

Owncloud actually has it's own Android client, so that shouldn't be an issue. The client app is free, as well.
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Re: Will this setup work on an Asustor device?

Postby Acselerator » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:59 pm

That's great, thanks for your help
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