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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what is the issue??
by bsdero on Thu 10th Dec 2009 16:32 UTC
bsdero
Member since:
2005-08-29

All right, if I can get a free backup provider on the cloud, internet or whatever, why not use it??

I do my own backups on tape, dvd and pendrives, but some disaster can happen on home and maybe I would not be able to rescue my own data...

So? what I would do?? Just zip the data, use pgp, gpg or some stuff like these, upload to the cloud and we are done!!!

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RE: what is the issue??
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 16:38 in reply to "what is the issue??"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you need to understand the difference between "backing up" and "storing".

Storing your data on the internet: bad.

Backing up to the internet: couldn't hurt.

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