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Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation

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Huh Before I begin, I apologize in advance for a long post; I’m completely new to “Pi world”, so please bear with my “greenness”.

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, but I haven’t yet set it up under PlexPi 1.3 as of yet.  I’m in the process of gathering all of my and my family’s music, photos, and videos from multiple sources (both hard drive-based and cloud storage-based).  Once everything has been gathered and put into a 1TB external hard drive, I’ll run a duplicate file scanner and delete all duplicate files.  Afterwards, I plan to upload everything to my 1TB Google Drive cloud-based storage with 3 folders - Music, Photos, and Videos.

Some of my files have already been backed up from my 2 Windows 10 computers using Google Backup and Sync.  What’s the best way to move the files backed up with that program onto the proper corresponding folder (Music, Photos, Videos)?  I want to have a neat and efficient setup for everything.

Next, I have decided - at this point in the process - to install RealVNC Connect onto the Pi to connect to it from my iPhone 8 and either of my 2 Windows 10 computers (one of which is 12 years old and is about to be discarded) using RealVNC Viewer.  It connects via the cloud, meaning that I don’t have to deal with port forwarding, using a service like duckdns.org to refresh my dynamic IP address into a consistent one, etc.; will this work fine or should I consider other options that would involve port forwarding, service-based IP address modification, etc.?

Finally, I want to get into Pi-based home automation; is Home Assistant or OpenHAB better for a “newbie” in the home automation area like myself?

Thanks for bearing with my long post; I look forward to any and all helpful responses.

“Mark the Auditor”
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
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Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation - by Mark the Auditor - 04-03-2018, 08:45 PM
RE: Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation - by Mark the Auditor - 04-06-2018, 12:06 PM
RE: Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-07-2018, 12:57 PM
RE: Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation - by Mark the Auditor - 04-07-2018, 01:35 PM
RE: Google Drive/Remote Pi Access/Home Automation - by Mark the Auditor - 04-11-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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