Offline storage

  Newuser38 10:05 27 Oct 2006

An article in yesterdays Gruniad by Kate B made me think about this. I have been having trouble formatting etc a 250GB HDD (messed it up with Vista but not the subject of this thread) and wondered how many home PC users use facilities like Google ,Yahoo and others for safer storage instead of straightforward back up with portable HDD or direct to DVD etc.

Good article for those who are not "old lefties readers in sandals" also available online at click here

  quaggydog 10:26 27 Oct 2006

Perhaps I have misinterpreted, but are you saying that Google has a backup vault facility? If they do, I would be very interested.
My current strategy is to use "Syncback" (free version) to manage backups from my desktop to my networked laptop(s). This works well for me.

  anskyber 10:32 27 Oct 2006

Sorry, your link is not working for me.

  amonra 10:46 27 Oct 2006

Nor me neither.

  De Marcus™ 10:46 27 Oct 2006
  Newuser38 14:22 27 Oct 2006

Thanks I did the www as well, sorry folks.

The storage is gmail 2gb and at present no reason why more than one account per email address, but I suppose it is not strictly a vault.

I have used a Kodak site to upload photos sent home by a family member on a 6 month sabbatical through South Africa, NZ and S America for access by team members from the various location so they could get prints after viewing. Seemed to work very well.

But I have never stored offline from a home PC, always using ZIP,CD,DVD or External HDD, and work backups are shared around servers in several locations.

  Newuser38 22:10 27 Oct 2006


  Newuser38 17:46 30 Oct 2006

No one?

  Danoh 21:20 30 Oct 2006

LOL! Good article by Kate B!

I do use my GMail and Yahoo accounts for online storage of zipped and encrypted data. Especially useful for reference when I’m travelling and not just for disaster-recovery contingencies.

I also use external HDD and CD, DVD backups back at base.

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