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From Mozy to Jungle Disk to Wuala

Nobody likes making backups. Home users don't. Developers don't. IT administrators don't. Unlike property insurance which only requires you to write a check every six months, backups require constant attention to ensure the security and integrity of your data. In an ideal world, every change made to a hard drive, iPhone or digital camera would instantly be recorded and stored in multiple physical locations. We would be able to see the history of every 0 and 1 ever persisted no matter where that change occurred. Of course, with current technology this is impossible. Until that mythical service is built into everything, we have to establish parameters and tolerances with which we are comfortable.

I don't like making backups, but I do enjoy trying out new software (beta, if possible). Over the last several years I've used a number of backup systems; the merits of each I will attempt to describe here.

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By Jonathan

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