[clug] DIY cloud services?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Feb 14 23:41:16 MST 2015

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 10:01 AM, jhock at iinet.net.au <jhock at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> The current post on "The end of the personal computer is nigh " indicates, in my opinion, the only good thing about storing data on a cloud is that it is a backup in case of disaster. For example, if a fire destroys everything then one can restore the information from the cloud.
> I have thought that having an encrypted hard disk as a cloud, stored at a good friends home, (and visa versa) would be a great way of backing up our data without the multinationals having my data. But how does one achieve this? I'll have to ask a few of my friends who are still in the IT business.

If you encrypt the data before you upload it, then I don't think it
really matters where you store it -- be that a friends house or some
hosting company's cloud storage thing. Or am I missing something?


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