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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

On 9/24/2015 6:36 AM, Matt Shields wrote:
> Check out ownCloud.  It let's you run your own cloud based backup
> service.

ownCloud is sync/sharing, not backup.

On 9/24/2015 7:02 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
 > Oh god, no. If you're thinking about ownCloud, try Synctuary instead.

So are Synctuary, SyncThing, SparkleShare, etc.

Bill Cattey's answer is the correct one.

What happens when your sync storage disk fails? You lose everything. So 
you get a RAID setup. What happens when the RAID controller goes stupid 
and scribbles garbage all over the disk? You lose everything. So you go 
to a big, safe cloud provider. What happens when the data center's power 
grids get hit by lightning four times in rapid succession? Maybe you 
lose everything.

If it isn't on media that can be physically detached and stored securely 
(fire box, safe deposit box, etc.) then it isn't a backup. At best it is 
the first step in creating backups; at worst it is permanent data loss 
begging to happen.

Rich P.

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