archiving as opposed to backing up

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 20:29:24 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Tom Jennings wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 08:40, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > This service managed to survive the dot-bomb:
> >
> >
> >
> > It creates a drive letter on your system that is symbolically linked to
> > some storage space sitting on their servers.
> A useful service I admit. You could implement this by simulating a
> remote "mount" using an ssh tunnel, or (ugh) NFS.

I'd like to, since even at the lowest service level (5GB) I think the
$9.95 per month charge is a bit much, at least for a cheap bastard like
me. I'm not sure how secure Samba is but it would be relatively
straight-forward to setup something like this on a Linux server. A quick
web search indicates the latest versions of Samba have security features.

> I wonder (only academically) how they handle privacy, access by
> authorities, etc. For data integrity, I assume they at least run RAID5
> and hopefully multiply geographically diverse data centers (but I would
> ask not assume if I were to use them -- and get it in writing :-)

Yeah, I would wonder the same. And if they had any agreement with law
enforcement that would be a complete deal killer for me.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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