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...