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Old 11-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Dropbox alternatives: Cloud storage burst


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Still storing data on your local hard drive? It's time to get with the times. Cloud storage - files saved remotely on Internet-based servers - is the new big thing. Cloud storage also means that your data is safe if your hard disk dies and it is also with you when you're on the road.

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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Still storing data on your local hard drive?
Absolutely!

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It's time to get with the times. Cloud storage - files saved remotely on Internet-based servers - is the new big thing.
No thanks, I'll stick with my outdated local external HDs.

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Cloud storage also means that your data is safe if your hard disk dies
What if the 'cloud' hard disks fail?

I also supplement my backups with optical media.

My data is staying grounded (close to me), not some far off place.

The term 'Keep your head out of the clouds' could not be any more true, and in this case adapt what your parents said to you when you were little, and apply that to this: Keep your data out of the clouds!

Your parents were right after all.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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My data is staying grounded (close to me), not some far off place.
I think offsite backups are a good idea. If you don't trust them, use Truecrypt and encrypt the data on their servers. It's of no use to them whatsoever at that point.
 
  


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