Re: Cloud, please ?
- From: The Natural Philosopher <tnp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 17:17:51 +0100
Jeremy Nicoll - news posts wrote:
bruce.sinclair@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Bruce Sinclair) wrote:I use rsync to synch three machines.
Hmmm ... might suit many, but my trust levels aren't anywhere near
sufficient for that. :)
I use Dropbox to sync data between three machines; I know the data's on my
machines and the desktop client maintains sync without any effort on my part
- which is an advantage compared to the chaos that ruled before. I also
have reasonable certainty that the data is on the Dropbox servers - and why
should I care where they are physically? (I'm not putting confidential
The fact that they also keep multiple versions of frequently-changing files
is a bonus, but useful. On the rare occasions I've used their website my
data does appear to be there...
As for trust... I trust Dropbox (or Amazon as I think DB still use their
storage servers) to run a properly managed datacentre, and I trust that
their disk subsystems etc will work continuously. I don't expect any of the
individual hard disks in my house to go on for ever and I'm glad to be able
to hand that worry over to someone else.
*shrug* I KNOW where that data is.
I control all the machines.
I dont know physically where one is though, nor do I care :-()
To people who know nothing, anything is possible.
To people who know too much, it is a sad fact
that they know how little is really possible -
and how hard it is to achieve it.
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