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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RE: It's all very simple!
by strcpy on Fri 11th Dec 2009 02:53 UTC in reply to "It's all very simple!"
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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.

I don't agree.

First the gold rule of data reliability is probably the integrity of data, which is again undermined in the Cloud schemes.

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