| |cdruGo ColtsPremium,MVM
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| |said by A non :Yet you didn't.
I can do better by looking at Wikipedia.
quote:If you can do a better job, submit something. If you can't/won't, then what someone else has is infinitely times better than your contribution.
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Re: No Carbonite? No Crash Plan?
said by cdru:I don't need to. It's already been written - »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison···services
If you can do a better job, submit something. If you can't/won't, then what someone else has is infinitely times better than your contribution.
Re: Online Storage...
said by MxxCon:So you consider posts from former employees to be official Dropbox posts?
So by your understanding "Head of Server Engineering" is "a programmer", eh?
Ok master of English language, if you say so.
Ok, Mr. Failure at Reading Comprehension, if you say so.
Re: For Online Backup... I don't give a fuck about what Blackblaze does.
We are talking about CrashPlan here.
A few month ago I contacted CrashPlan support. Request #141900
I asked them:
If I setup an offsite/peer-to-peer/friend only backup and for whatever reason your servers are not available, what's going to happen to my backups? What about situation when I setup private encryption key?Michael W. of CrashPlan replied:
You would not be able to process a backup or restore without being able to communicate with the servers, we do this as a security checksum. If we were to go out of business, or discontinue the software for any reason (which is unlikely) then we would remove that requirement from the software.I asked:
So I must be able to communicate with your servers even when I do local backups/restore? I am worried about some situation during a catastrophic failure/outage that I need to recover my data without internet connectivity.His reply:
Yes, you do need a connection to the internet to backup or restore any files with the software, even if it is a local backup.
I also asked him
What functionality/tools/proof do you have that you are doing what you claim you are doing? How can I confirm to myself that you are encrypting my data only with my private key and there's nothing going on such as you don't include your own key in there?He replied:
While we do not furnish any direct "proof" you can test those scenarios on your own. If you use the data key encryption and someone tries to use the wrong key to access your data from a remote system, it will wipe the archive. I followed up:
I'm not so much worried that somebody will try to use wrong private key to access my data, but rather than you are encrypting my data with my private key and not your key to which you have access.He did not reply.
I'm looking for a technical analysis similar to what was done with LastPass here »blog.tinisles.com/2010/01/should···ass-com/
So it's safe to assume they don't do proper security on your data, and they REQUIRE connectivity to their servers, even if you do local backup.
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Re: This article is a disgrace. Did this article say it's going to talk about all viable solutions?!
If you don't like this don't read or write something better
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Re: Microsoft SkyDrive Wrong! With the desktop Apps from Windows And GASP even OS X, it "mapps a network folder" where it keeps stuff in sync. Nothing is stopping you from moving all your data to the SkyDrive folder and it getting auto uploaded seconds after a change in any file is detected. Or using that folder to do a backup.
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Comparison? Where? This was a waste of time that should have been titled "My Two Preferred Cloud Storage Options." If you want to call this a comparison, you must:
1) Provide a matrix of the different products' features, price points, and other criteria used for judging them.
2) Provide a tight, non-editorial summary of each offering, provider's claimed advantages.
2) Provide narrative that describes typical user experiences of each service, and actually *compares* them against each other in use.
As posted, this is not at all a worthwhile article.
"Dance like the photo isn't being tagged; love like you've never been unfriended; and tweet like nobody is following."
None of these are really Cloud Storage Normally I wouldn't reply to something like this but as someone who has built, runs a cloud storage service, and is building a "Next Gen." cloud storage service I feel like I have to in this case. I hate articles like this because services like Backblaze, Carbonite, Crashplan etc. are mentioned and throw in to the same pool as services like DropBox, FireFile.io and S3. Backblaze, Carbonite, Crashplan etc. are not cloud storage they are just back up services nothing more. iCloud is a confused middle man, its a half a backup service and half cloud storage with the photo iWork stuff it can do. Google Drive is about the same but is closer to a cloud storage service.
Proper cloud storage is something were the files always live in the "cloud", those files can be accessed through multiple different ways, across multiple devices at any time or the same time. Thats were services like WebDAV would come in so you could mount the storage as a remote disk and access the files directly from the cloud but none off that. DropBox is about as close as the avg. person can get to cloud storage but because of the syncing service it limits a few things that could make it even better. S3 can do a lot of the stuff and is cloud storage but because of the complexity it makes it out of reach of the avg. person. Amazon should never tell the user about Get and Put requests, telling me how much the rate for transfer is, if your in one DC its this amount if your in this DC its this other amount. Cloud storage is also suppose to be simple.
Re: Article title misleading. Again.
said by JimThePCGuy:Yeah this is why I clicked on it because of Google Drive
So where does Google Drive fit?
You specifically mention it in the article title but nothing in the actual article.
Spideroak? Surprised nothing was mentioned about Spideroak.
100% encrypted, and best of all Spideroak have ZERO knowledge of your encryption key.
So... when the FBI comes knocking for your data, even with a warrant all they'll get is encrypted data.
Also, they like to give away free space, I got 4gb for free the other day, am up to 13gb already all for free.
Of course...pm me for a referral code for an extra 1gb at signup... lol!
Re: Cloud services suck ! You people are bazaar...you want an online backup / cloud / whatever solution, but are pissed when you can't access it when you're not online?
Get a local attached solution then...wtf?