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Storing Files On Internet


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#1 Jove

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:52 PM

Since I only have one computer at this time, and I have learned that CD's are not completly reliable, I'm thinking about storing files on an Internet Service.

Can you tell me anything about them ?
Are they reliable for storing technical intellectual properties, etc.?
Valuable documents, etc.?

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:39 PM

What kind of problems are you having with CDs? If you are using good media like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim you CDs should last for years.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:59 PM

Well let me begin with I have had problems like the I had a note book that started reading old CD from the past when I loaded in the CD, I have had a Iomega Zip that stopped opening the floppy, I have had some unexplained at this time problem with CD's when I had a Trojan attack, and I'm just plain worried about my files.

The brands you mentioned I never heard of I have used Memorex, Maxell, and Sony.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 04:05 PM

So, having said that, whats the verdict, do you reccomend internet storing of files or do you have issues and comments ?

Disc somehow make me a little insecure, there ok but, . . you really never know.

Hey remember Robert Redford and the movie Condor ?

Who to Trust ?

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Edited by Jove, 20 August 2007 - 04:06 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:33 PM

There are several considerations about storing files on the Internet.
1. If you will need access to them at any time, you must consider the reliability of your internet connexion and the levels of service of the servers a company uses.
2. If these are sensitive documents, you must verify that all transmissions are secure and that the provider guarantees (as best it can) the security and privacy of files they store for you.
3. You should also make sure that the provider (or yourself, for that matter) has a disaster recovery process in place.
4. Obviously, you should also be sure that the company providing the storage is financially secure and has a decent reputation.

Personally, I prefer to store any important or sensitive files to CD (with back up on another drive as well).
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