[BCAB] Query on the Cloud systems

Dave dave_maydew at btinternet.com
Fri May 23 01:35:21 BST 2014

Hi All,
I have a Western Digital 3Tb MyCloud NAS Storage that I purchased almost
a month ago now, and for the price, it was definitely worth it! There
are Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone app's available for it, so you can
access it, and also you can access it from any PC be it in the home or
if you are out and about.

It also has a backup feature for the Mac, maybe this could be of
interest to anyone? The 3Tb version retails on Amazon for around
£132.99, and there are 2Tb and 4Tb versions available. I know one thing
is for sure, I know where my backups are, and they're safe. I just don't
trust external Cloud companies.

Oh, and it also works on Linux too, as you all probably can gather, it's
the only Operating System, besides Android that I run. 


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On Thu, 2014-05-22 at 12:06 +0100, Mobeen Iqbal wrote:
> 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...
> cheers,
> Mo.
> 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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