I am hoping someone knows of an online storage/sync service like Dropbox that can meet the following needs:
I envision that each member of the family has a separate account to keep personal files. They log into the service with their own account. There would then be a shared space that the whole family shares, much like a family cell phone plan. All files need to sync to and from the cloud, and hopefully use LAN when possible.
Dropbox gets it close, but in order to share 125GB of data across the family, every single person needs an upgraded account or you exceed the limits. The only way I have seen to get around this is to run 2 dropboxes on each computer, one for personal use and the other for the whole family. But this is far from perfect; it creates a security issue (too many people knowing the master password) and violates the ToS of Dropbox.
Basically, I think there should be some sort of "family account" where things like music, pictures, videos, and other family-related documents would go. Things that people in the same household tend to share. Personal stuff and individual backups would remain in the account.
Mozy is great for backup, but not so great for live sync of files. Windows Live Mesh is limited to 5GB for cloud sync, or it would be nearly perfect. SpiderOak doesn't allow sync of the shared folders between users. CrashPlan doesn't have a shared storage area, it's mainly for backup.
Anyone have any pointers to some service that would get close to this?
Alternatively, is there an open source software that does Dropbox-style functionality that I could run on my own server?