RE: Online storage?

Subject: RE: Online storage?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:46:28 -0600

Nancy Allison wrote:

> SOoooo, I am considering using an online "server" where I could store
> all my file and have access to them from either laptop, and from
> anywhere else, too, that has online access. This seems like possibly a
> very good way to go.
> Do any of you do this? Is there a service you recommend? Thoughts?

Before you trust your files to some storage service in "the cloud," read
about how that worked out for the customers of the now-dead service The
Linkup. They only lost (on average) 45% of their data:

As others have suggested, what you really need is either a USB drive
that you attach to whichever computer you're working on or an NAS.
Offsite storage is a nice-to-have supplement to local storage and local
backups, but I wouldn't depend 100% on it.

IMHO, YMMV, etc.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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