Doug Stewart on 24 Jul 2012 07:18:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] DCAnet dropping DSL

If it isn't in 3-2-1 format (3 copies on at least two different media types, one of which is off-site) then it doesn't really exist. 

Doug Stewart

On Jul 24, 2012, at 9:52 AM, Malcolm <> wrote:

> On 2012-07-23 10:54 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Michael Leone <> wrote:
>>> I gave up my home server about 4 years ago, once I realized I didn't
>>> really need a home server. :-)
>> I've been keeping mine for the most part, although the move towards
>> mobile/cloud solutions has made me semi-migrate some stuff off of it.
>> Right now my server receives most of my mail, but it just forwards it
>> onto gmail/etc (yes, I know I can point my MX direct to Google - I
>> prefer to be able to create addresses on a whim like the one I'm using
>> here and know that all received mail is backed up).
> Incidentally, gmail does support name extensions (which I also use all the time), though I believe it uses the + separator rather than the - one (I don't use gmail).
> (It helps a lot with spam-blocks and anti-phishing - if the email isn't coming to me-bankextension@ it's not from my bank :-))
>> For stuff like the odd web app it is a lot cheaper to just host my own
>> solution and access it over FIOS than to run a VPS (Amazon or
>> otherwise).  The TOS prohibits servers but Verizon doesn't care if
>> once a month somebody looks at my photo album, and hosting 10GB of
>> photos on a dedicated AWS server is just massive overkill.
> If you have FIOS, probably it is. I'm on Verizon DSL (ever since I moved out of DCANet's provider area about 5 years ago), and I could drop my VPS cost (via tektonic) to $15/month if I didn't occasionally run things that use a chunk of memory there.
>> If I were running a business I'd be much more likely to host it out of
>> AWS/etc.  I do use S3 for my backups (just critical data, not
>> everything on my hard drives - I'm paying more for it to be offsite
>> than for storage per-se, and I use reduced redundancy storage to save
>> money since the backup is already redundant).
> My "off site" backup is an encrypted usb drive that sits in my desk draw at work (if I lose both house and office, I've got bigger issues than my backup). It's amazing the bandwith of putting a 500Gb drive in your pocket. :-)
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