would you rather have your backups saved in the cloud through itunes

?

  • cloud

    Votes: 19 54.3%
  • itunes

    Votes: 16 45.7%

  • Total voters
    35

vitzr

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Jul 28, 2011
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Neither.

My data is too valuable to trust either place. I have a very secure, robust home network with a Synology NAS to insure my backups are all mine. It is not connected to the Internet, thereby preventing any compromises.

A second network I've setup is used for my Internet connectivity and my personal cloud strategy. I only put working non critical files in the cloud.
 

himynameiscody

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2011
765
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Neither.

My data is too valuable to trust either place. I have a very secure, robust home network with a Synology NAS to insure my backups are all mine. It is not connected to the Internet, thereby preventing any compromises.

A second network I've setup is used for my Internet connectivity and my personal cloud strategy. I only put working non critical files in the cloud.
 

himynameiscody

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2011
765
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Neither.

My data is too valuable to trust either place. I have a very secure, robust home network with a Synology NAS to insure my backups are all mine. It is not connected to the Internet, thereby preventing any compromises.

A second network I've setup is used for my Internet connectivity and my personal cloud strategy. I only put working non critical files in the cloud.
your IP can give your address/computer location away........and you IP activity and patterns can tell whether or not you have taken that into consideration.
 

vitzr

macrumors 68030
Jul 28, 2011
2,766
3
California
your IP can give your address/computer location away........and you IP activity and patterns can tell whether or not you have taken that into consideration.
Yes, I have several proactive security / privacy measures in place. They're a prerequisite of my NDA's and other contractual obligations.

In addition, it's just one more reason why I have multiple MBP's & ThinkPads. My system for assuring the best possible security involves a very dynamic, ever changing set of parameters. Not to mention a highly sophisticated password protocol. The extra time & effort is second nature by now.
 

himynameiscody

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 9, 2011
765
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Yes, I have several proactive security / privacy measures in place. They're a prerequisite of my NDA's and other contractual obligations.

In addition, it's just one more reason why I have multiple MBP's & ThinkPads. My system for assuring the best possible security involves a very dynamic, ever changing set of parameters. Not to mention a highly sophisticated password protocol. The extra time & effort is second nature by now.

before the sun rises i could tell you whether or not you're being serious, but i don't think you are lol
 

Stealthipad

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Apr 30, 2010
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I really hope the CIA has better things to do that snoop around some hapless data owned by a user who uses a silly wabbit as his avatar.:p

But then i hate to think how silly our CIA could be, too!:eek:
 

Invincibilizer

macrumors 6502a
Aug 18, 2011
769
2
iTunes , don't want to bother with too many cloud based systems, unsafe and quite frankly I've always backed up to iTunes why change when something is working.
 

MacBookPro13"

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Jan 25, 2011
589
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Ireland
I think the daily iCloud back-up's can be a big waste of bandwidth. 100-200mb per day can add up to quite a lot when you have a bandwidth cap.

Is there any way of setting up iCloud back-up's to be weekly rather than daily?
 

Chocolatemilty

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May 17, 2009
649
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Los Angeles, CA
MacBookPro13";14096010 said:
I think the daily iCloud back-up's can be a big waste of bandwidth. 100-200mb per day can add up to quite a lot when you have a bandwidth cap.

Is there any way of setting up iCloud back-up's to be weekly rather than daily?
iCloud backups only happen when it's plugged in and connected to wifi, unless you initiate the iCloud backup manually, to which you'd still need to be connected to a wifi network.
 

Stealthipad

macrumors 68040
Apr 30, 2010
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I tend to trust my own backups but use both mine and the cloud. I think my accumulated work is too important to me to just trust the cloud. I have been using Dropbox for years and never had a problem but do not depend on it solely. I use a USB jump drive to back up my company files everyday but these thing can be lost and stolen so a backup to the backup is required.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
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MacBookPro13";14096131 said:
How do you do it manually?

Setting > iCloud > Storage & Backup. The bottom button, "Back up now."

If there's one thing I've learned about privacy and security, it's that you'd be amazed how effective some cloud backup measures are at being secure and reliable when you wouldn't think it, and you'd also be amazed how ineffectual some homespun backup and security measures are when you need to rely on them. Even after you've kidded yourself that you think you have it all figured out. Ultimately your data is yours, and you can impress others with how complex your self-made system is, but it's all noise. The person you need to impress with your setup is yourself, because if you lose your data, it's you who are screwed.

I too have a SAN and a self-created backup system. But iCloud really shined for me early on in its introduction, when I didn't even realize I needed it, initially. So, I also avail myself of the cloud. And if I had to choose one or the other? Probably the cloud.
 
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