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Setup your own data center in 5 minutes.

  • Big Data in a Small Box

    Store your files locally in this little box under your desk. Access your files via LAN, WIFI or the web, even on your mobile

  • Calendar & Contacts

    Access and sync your appointments and contacts across devices

  • Store all your links

    Collect interesting links and share them with others

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Six good arguments for OwnPi

Your Data, Your Home

Full control over your data in your home

Easy to set up

Easy to setup in 5 minutes

Your Data, anywhere

Access your data from anywhere via laptop, tablet and mobile

All Open Source

Developed by the community. No single company or ‘agency’ controls the code

Share and sync everything

Share your files via encrypted sync across devices or with your friends

Actively developed

OwnPi is still under development, new features to come


"Customers need to be given control of their own data-not being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them."

Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the internet -

Why and how to use OwnPi

How does it work?

The general idea is to use a little box like the Raspberry Pi as your personal datacenter. You plug your USB stick or external hard drive to this box and all your files will be accessible from all your devices, in your home or office or on the road. Just install OwnPi software an your Pi, plug in your data and you’re good to go.

Raspberry Pi. Left side: Network cable to your router, USB stick. Right side: Power cable, SD-Card

Raspberry Pi. Left side: Network cable to your router, USB stick. Right side: Power cable, SD-Card


Why we should reclaim our own data

Why we should not trust our lives to big centralized data centers and store everythin decentralised at home

In a world where companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Dropbox are running city size data centers for storing and aggregating the files of hundreds of millions of users, the internet in some regards has become more centralized than the Sowjet Union in it’s worst years. And with the aggregation of all that data the urge of the military technological complex advertising companies to serve their drones ads to the right people has transformed the internet to the biggest surveillance structure ever.

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How to install your OwnPi

OwnPi is super easy to install on a Raspberry Pi and to configure with a Mac, Linux or Windows PC/Laptop.

Once OwnPi is set up, it is easy to use and will support your daily life as a micro datacenter under your desk. You are in full control of your data and can access your data from any point of the internet, with your laptop, your tablet and your mobile. You can sync all your data across devices and with your friends . AND: You can unplug everything from the net, whenever you like.
Read how to install OwnPi on your Raspberry Pi in 4 easy steps and how to become the master and not the slave of your own data.

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What big data companies think about their valued customers

  • “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Eric Schmidt
  • Dropbox cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require Dropbox to provide the contents of your private Dropbox. In these cases, Dropbox will remove Dropbox’s encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement. Terms/Security
  • The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’Mark Zuckerberg