[BCAB] Query on the Cloud systems

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Thu May 22 12:06:37 BST 2014

hi bernard.

there are various cloud storage services, but the problem you're going 
to have is your internet connection. when you backup a file to the 
cloud, it is copied to a server over the internet. servers are located 
all around the world, but if you don't have a really fast internet 
connection and i mean really fast, then it will take ages to backup a 
lot of files 250GB or more for example. the cloud is used to 
automatically backup files as you're copying them. however, some people 
do not use the cloud because of privacy concerns they are not sure who's 
viewing their data etc, and especially with the recent hacking in the 
media nothing's secure it seems. you have no real proof despite what the 
companies will tell you where your data's stored or who can view it, so 
i wouldn't store anything highly sensative on there. i would either have 
a central server in your house which runs software to automatically 
backup your machines, or just buy a larger drive from somewhere like 
argos. they've got loads on offer that's the quickest way...



On 22/05/2014 11:54, Bernard Georgiou wrote:
> Morning All,
> Can anyone tell me what the Cloud is all about, I have read info on it, but am still not sure how to use it or copy data over to it as a backup. Essentially I need to backup my personal folders on a Windows 7 desktop which needs to be reformated and re-installed. The folders are too big  for any external drives that I have so if someone could tell me how to do this onto the Cloud I would be grateful.
> Bernard

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