Review: Jungle Disk

This is the third post in my series on cloud backup solutions.  Previous posts were: Disaster Recovery Strategies for the Home A review of MozyHome Remote Backup Today I'll be talking about another cloud backup application called Jungle Disk.  I've been experimenting with it for a few months and am generally very happy with it.  Much like Mozy, Jungle Disk allows you to intelligently backup your files into the cloud.  On the contrary, Jungle Disk only provides the client application for running backups, the actual storage of the backups is separate, which I'll explain in more detail shortly. Client Versions…
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Hosting Your Images With Amazon S3

Images make just about everything more interesting, which is why I do my best to include at least one with each blog post even if for nothing more than comic relief. I run a few different websites, and a while ago I decided to host the images for all of them in the cloud using Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service).  I've been a very satisfied customer since then.  Not only is it incredibly easy to use, it's also rather simple to "mask" it so your images look like they're coming from somewhere else.  If you look at the properties of…
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Review: MozyHome Remote Backup

In a previous post, I talked about disaster recovery strategies for the home and promised reviews on the services I use. Today I'll take a look at Mozy. I've been a satisfied Mozy customer since March of 2007.  I've yet to have a bad experience with it, and as I write this I currently have about 45GB of my stuff stored with them. Versions & Pricing Mozy comes in 2 flavors, MozyHome for home users, and MozyPro for businesses.  MozyPro's additional features include a different pricing structure, 24x7 phone support, the ability to backup network drives, and the ability to…
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Disaster Recovery Strategies for the Home

A key function of a DBA is to plan, test, and implement disaster recovery policies for the databases they maintain.  DBAs lacking these skills may also find themselves lacking a job if they are unable to recover data when necessary.  For all these skills we apply in the workplace, I have still heard via Twitter a few tales of woe regarding lost data in the home. Having a disaster recovery strategy for your personal data is every bit as important as having one at work - maybe even more so because your precious memories are at stake.  I don't have…
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