[LMB] OT: Backups using My Book Live

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Sat Jun 26 09:46:26 BST 2021

This is not the cloud, this is a local device, controlled from the cloud.

Since it is a local device, it can give one a false sense of security. 
But it's controlled through the cloud, and that makes it more vulnerable.

Ordinarily, I'd trust a local single-disk device less than I'd trust a 
paid cloud storage (and I'd trust paid cloud storage less than I would 
trust a local RAID device) simply because single disks fail, and unless 
you're paying attention, you won't catch it in time to copy it to a good 
disk in time before it fails for good. Even if you are paying attention, 
sometimes disks just die. And sometimes multiple disks in a RAID die at 
the same time. Proper cloud services have multiple level of redundancy 
and people who monitor the state of hardware full time. But read the 
terms of use carefully, make sure you know what they guarantee and what 
they don't.

I was about to write several more paragraphs, but I realized this is not 
the place. Suffice it to say, no backup solution is foolproof, they all 
involve expense, and taking care, and even then they can bite you when 
you need them the most.

On 25/06/2021 18:34, baur baur via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> things that are in the cloud can be blown away - like clouds .
> servus
> markus
>> Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> hat am 25.06.2021 18:27 geschrieben:
>> Warning to anyone using My Book Live drives from My Disk: some of them have been doing a factory reset on themselves. The company advises everyone using those drives to disconnect them from the internet until they figure out what the problem is.
>> https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/mass-data-wipe-in-my-book-devices-prompts-warning-from-western-digital/

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