Hi I was looking for storage space for my hard drive

Posted March 18, 2018 3.2k views

Hi I am not a developer and I was hoping to use digital ocean as a cloud backup or understand why with “my drive” and “one drive” my c drive is always in the red and I cannot download apps or updates as no space available. I have tried removing temp files, apps, programmes but all to no avail. I would like to try digital ocean storage solutions for free for 2 months, I am on a digital marketing course and I would like to build apps and host my own website when it is created, but this all costs time and money which I don’t have much of!

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Hi There,

Firstly I would recommend looking at your hard drive and see what exactly is take up the space OR why your files are not being backed up to OneDrive. You could also look into drop box, I believe they give 2GB free.

That being said, Yes, you can use DigitalOcean as a private cloud back up. Just takes a little work.
Here is a nice tutorial on DigitalOcean that will give you the steps needed.

You said that you’re not a developer, do you have any experience installing and configuring software under linux? You may want to find someone that could help you if you don’t.

by Michael Lenardson
ownCloud is a file sharing server that permits you to store your personal content, like documents and pictures, in a centralized location, much like Dropbox. The difference with ownCloud is that it is free and open-source, which allows anyone to use and examine it. It also returns the control and security of your sensitive data back to you, thus eliminating the utilization of a third-party cloud hosting service.

If you are also looking to gain a *%&# tonne of space in “the cloud” to store and/or back up your files you could use DigitalOceans Spaces. Applications like Cyberduck, Transmit (mac), TNTDrive (windows) are able to connect to them via an S3 connection.

Take note this is best used as a backup or for files you only need to access infrequently. Frequent use with large file transfers may result in additional billing.