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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It's all very simple!
by cefarix on Fri 11th Dec 2009 00:21 UTC
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When people hear that they can store all their data on the "Internet" or "the cloud" their eyes glaze over and all they can think of is "Woooow... data everywhere!"

The simple fact is your data is being stored somewhere, on some server or servers. The golden rule of data reliability still applies: The more copies of your data there are, the more resistant it is to loss and/or corruption. Keeping this in mind, backing up or storing your data on other servers via the Internet is just adding to the reliability of your data. It's not foolproof, it doesn't guarantee your data will never be lost or corrupted, it just decreases the chances of that ever happening.

So, just use common sense!

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