Google Drive is available via the www/chromium or www/firefox browsers on FreeBSD. There is no Google Drive (desktop) client for FreeBSD. Google has been working on a Drive client for Linux, that could perhaps be ported to FreeBSD, but that has been in a perpetual Beta state for the past couple of years. I find I can do everything I need with Google Drive via the browser. Your needs may be different.House said:Hey all,
New to FreeBSD, and I just made the switch. Only I'm wondering, can someone assist me with cloud storage? On my main OS I use google drive, is that available to use on FreeBSD? Or do I have to use another? If so, which?
Yes, there are "adapters" that allow one to make various cloud storage solutions (be it Amazon S3, Google drive, Azure Storage, or GCS) look like a file system to an OS, or to a local file browser (such as Nautilus). Matter-of-fact, I have one of those adapters on my daily driver machine (which is MacOS). I know that they exist for Windows and Mac as supported options; there are some amateur-hacked solutions for Linux, and to my knowledge nothing for FreeBSD. But one has to be very careful using those, because the semantics of cloud storage is significantly different from the semantics of files in a POSIX file system. For example, files can't be modified in place (typically only uploaded, sometimes appended to); and the performance of "writing" and "reading" files is so different from normal file systems that common workflows become laughable.I am new here. In Linux, nautilus offered the option of mounting google drive (so I heard), what about with FreeBSD