Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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Any service may have an outage
by namakemono on Thu 10th Dec 2009 11:55 UTC
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I remember a Google outage some months ago.

People lost data, and a lot of them had their accounts cancelled too.

So, if it happens when you need the data/service they are providing - where is your backup ?

Even in a personal view you must have a "B-plan". And in the case of your death, your family should know how to recover your outsourced things - money, data or physical objects. And don't put the spare key of the box inside the box ;-).

Still, using the Internet to store data is not a bad idea. But do not make it the only copy you have.

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