I’ve recently started work at a University. The previous tech team didn’t leave a whole lot of documentation, and from what I can see they were skilled, knew their environment, and somewhat dangerously unhinged.
I’m left with an EOL system running Pydio 6.0.8. I gather trying to upgrade it is more trouble than it’s worth from what I’ve seen here so far. What I want to know is whether it’s worth investigating a fresh install of the latest and greatest, or whether it’s not really the right solution any more. I’ve been leaning towards the latter, but bear in mind my experience of the platform is pretty much non-existent.
The purpose of this machine is to serve home directories over the web. There’s an EMC Isilon backend where the homes live, and this pydio server that serves them up via a web interface after the users have logged in via LDAP and the machine has mounted their home via NFS. They can browse, upload, download, create new directories and all that nonsense in their web browsers. It seems simple, but my attempts at digging into the configuration suggest that it’s anything but.
So I ask you this: Is Pydio still a good solution for this need? What would I be better off looking at if not? I got the sense that modern Pydio is massive overkill for this, but I also don’t have any better suggestions.