[NMLUG] Topic for meetings.

C. Ulrich nmlug@swcp.com
Wed, 7 Nov 2001 12:26:59 -0700

On Wednesday 07 November 2001 06:13, you wrote:
> sarang@sarangworld.com wrote:
> > It might also be neat to consider a redundant, reliable,
> > non-excessive-bandwidth-consuming, secure, encrypted scheme to backup
> > data to free webhosts (geocities, freedrive, hypermart, tripod, et al).
> Hmmm....  how might I go about that?
> It might make sense to back up really critical data that way.

I would only do it for semi-critical data, if that. The main problem is that 
of availability. How do you know they won't shut down your accounts at an 
inopportune time? How do you know their web servers (or whatever) won't be 
down when you need them most?

If you really need to store something important offsite and online, the most 
secure and most reliable way is probably one of those for-pay data storage 
companies. I understand that most of them guarantee your data will be safe 
and available when you need it.

But it's your data, do with it what you wish. :)

--C. Ulrich
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