May 6, 2016 Comments Off on Yet another reason for local backups
I’m an enthusiastic user of cloud computing. I’m also a dedicated adopter of information protection strategies such as local backups. When combined, both techniques are excellent ways to protect your data while providing access anywhere you may happen to be.
Merely relying on one or the other by itself introduces significant risks, however. For example, have a look at James Pinkstone’s recent writeup about how Apple Music uploaded and then deleted his local music library.
Gigantic external hard drives are inexpensive and convenient: regardless of your chosen cloud computing service, consider keeping a local copy of your data (and beware of products that are overly aggressive about siphoning and uploading your information).