"Hybrid Cloud" OneDrive API for NAS and Home Servers
I would like to be able to essentially "add" my NAS or WHS storage to my OneDrive by using something similar to the "fetch" or windows live mesh functionality of old. Basically, I like to be able to add a folder to my OneDrive folder that links to my NAS. When I'm on my home network, it would behave like a mapped drive, but when I'm on a mobile network, it would appear just like another OneDrive folder, albeit with different network characteristics. Setting it up shouldn't be any more difficult than setting up web access for WHS via your Microsoft Account. The main difference is that you'd be accessing your files via OneDrive rather than a unique home server webpage.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we’re unlikely to get to this in the near future.
Benjamin Amadon commented
I need this too
There are multiple ideas supporting this request so please combine the votes for all of them. I simply want to have an automatic sync of my family photos and videos that we save on a NAS drive. Clearly they won't all fit on my Surface 4 pro...nor do I want or need to store them there. Its not an "advanced" feature when new wireless routers have built in NAS capability.
In my mind, this should encompass two things. First, there should be an API that allows an NAS to essentially add itself as a folder in OneDrive. Ideally, this would allow access to the NAS from any OneDrive app, would also allow files like .pdf and office docs to be opened in OneDrive, or allow the OneDrive app to link them to the appropriate office app, and would optionally allow Cortana / Bing search integration, to include indexing and OCR and the like. Secondly, there should be a OneDrive equivalent of Azure Storage, that allows for backup of the NAS to a low cost, AWS S3 like volume, that's offered or included under a OneDrive subscription. With just a little effort, this could bring the "hybrid cloud" to the consumer in a revolutionary way, and would definitely help OneDrive leap ahead of the competition.
This would be extremely helpful. My parents don't need more horsepower than the i5 surface pro 3's. But they do need more than 128gb of storage.