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Old 15th May, 2009, 05:31 PM
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Will Your Data Disappear When Your Online Storage Site Shuts Down?

Written by Daniel
Friday, 15 May 2009
Dying storage dot-coms can make precious images or business data vanish overnight. Here's how to protect yourself.

Tom Spring, PC World
May 14, 2009 6:00 pm

Online storage sites, the toast of the Internet circa 2006, are shutting down in droves, putting the data and images of their users in jeopardy. [Front page...]
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OK,... maybe not your data, but someone you know? ":O}
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Whenever an online storage site closes, we get a slew of 'fear based' articles that try to persuade us to be wary of online storage. I've owned 4 USB drives and had 1 of them (25%) fail entirely. I've had friends who have lost or had laptops stolen. Storing your important data on DVDs, USB drives, etc. is risky at best. I have been using MyOtherDrive.com for online file sharing and backup based on a friends recommendation. It has been great. I can access my files when I travel and I can rest well at night knowing that my files are backed up every night.
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Thank you JackBoro and Welcome to AOA! ":O}
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Would I trust a site like "MyOtherDrive" who don't offer any service level agreement? They won't take any responsibility for availability, security or reliability for any data uploaded to them! Not really any better than a USB drive, and a whole lot slower.
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The article mentions a photographer, and the problems he has encoutered.

All professional photographers will have their photos backed-up to DVDs, or the like. Few would be foolish enough to have just one copy of their life's work stored on some website.

The problem is that, if the site hosting their portfolio of 1000s of photos, goes south, they will have to upload and organise all those photos on another site. That can take a long time - weeks, and those photos are not selling until they're back online.
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