SOU offers the ownCloud synchronization service for your network P Drive. ownCloud, like DropBox and Google Drive, allows you to take your files anywhere with you on any device.
To get started, download the latest client for Linux. ownCloud is available for most major distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.
You will need to follow the specific installation instructions for your distribution.
Once you have installed the ownCloud client, launch it from your desktop environment. In GNOME, click All Applications and either browse to ownCloud desktop sync client or search for 'owncloud.'
In the Server Address field, type in
https://owncloud.sou.edu and click Next.
In the user name field, type in your SOU
username. In the Password field, enter your SOU password. Click Next when you are finished.
Click 'Choose what to sync' and a new window like the one below will appear.
Uncheck the boxes next to Courses and Depts (they will not synchronize anyway) and leave the checks next to Home and Share. Click OK when finished. You will be returned to the window above. Click Connect... to continue.
Note: You can still access Courses and Depts from the web interface.
Click Finish and setup is complete. The contents of your P Drive (aka Home) and your Share folder will begin to synchronize. Depending on the size of your ownCloud, it may take just a few minutes to a few hours.
Files with certain illegal names will not be synced. For more information about excluded files, see this knowledgebase article.