Monday, March 23, 2009

backup in cloud

The danger of storing your data in the cloud, part n. VC-backed online backup and storage provider Carbonite has lost data of 7,500+ customers who relied on the company to keep their files safe, The Boston Globe unveiled over the weekend.

Amazon S3

I believe data stores in S3 auto-replicates across multiple data centers so theoretically you should not encounter a data loss like this one - unless all of amazons data centers get nuked.

S3 is a VERY expensive form of backup and is a poor use of their technology.

Jungledisk is an interface on top of Amazon S3. Jungledisk workgroup is nifty for sharing drives between multiple PCs, multiple users. The trade-off: risk of viruses, etc.

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