Sunday, September 12, 2004

Peer to Peer Backup?

A recent Slashdot article about peer to peer backups got me thinking.

Surely combining a (modified) Linksys NSLU2, and a couple of cheap USB2 hard drives, and deploying the combined (self-contained) bundle of hardware at a remote site would do just as well. Better perhaps, especially with automated incremental backups.

I guess I'm a total Neanderthal but giving someone else control of your data, even if they're giving you control of theirs at the same time, doesn't sound like a good thing. Then again, I guess some people don't have remote sites to push hardware at...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:26 am

    What if you encrypted the file stream before it hit the network. That way the person holding your backup would need to do some considerable amount of hacking before looking at your raw data.