P2P Backup for your PC

I’ve been waiting for something like Allmydata for a while now. The 1:1 plan looks like a good deal – for $2.99 you get as much backup space as you’re willing to provide on your own PC. And although the free plan is probably not for me it’s a clever way for AllMyData to get their storage.

It would be really interesting to understand the parameters for the service – how the files get distributed to ensure availability in the face of thousands of machines each of which will be online only intermittently. The problem is not a typical P2P one.

Of course bandwidth will still be a limiting factor if I want to back up my photos, my music, my videos etc. Maybe this is the reason to get FiOS!

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