where can i store my music

rockycatt

meistercatt
i need to store my music free for a while so i can do a recovery , then ill down load them again or maybe just leave them there
but i don't want to use a shady site
tyvm in advance R C

PS I GOT ABOUT 70 c d's
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
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After Megaupload, it seems the authorities can arbitrarily confiscate files of any user just because SOME users have used the site for illegal purposes (the storing and distribution of unlicensed media). There is no mechanism in place to allow innocent users to retrieve their data, even where they can show it is 100% legit, such as being their own self generated content (as with the photography business that is facing bankruptcy after losing all it's data and ability to serve customers after the Megaupload shutdown).

The answer (to me) is to buy a stack of DVD -/+ R, and archive the music files on these. Alternatively, a portable hard drive. When the system is recovered, a backup copy should always be maintained. A storage cloud server should never be your ONLY copy at any time, but it could serve as a second backup copy.

When I worked at the Meteorological office, we always had TWO backup copies, as well as one "working copy" of all datasets. The backup copies had to be stored on a different site to that of the "working copy".

This can be adapted for home use.

Working copy - on your PC hard drive.
Backup 1 - CD/DVD or portable hard drive, stored in a different part of the house.
Backup 2- same as above, but stored at a relative's house, or second "holiday" home. This could also be a cloud service.

The more backups, the more secure the data in terms of it's preservation. However, there has to be a sensible limit where the chance of all copies being simultaneously destroyed is so remote it can be ignored, or wouldn't matter (such as an asteroid hitting the Earth and destroying all life, along with all 20 copies of your data).
 

bb28

Meister Member
Store it in the cloud, I use google. Here is
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I also have a backup on a portable hard drive.

Your cd's would have to be formatted to mp3's or something similar if not already.
 

vinylweatherman

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CAG
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Store it in the cloud, I use google. Here is
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I also have a backup on a portable hard drive.

Your cd's would have to be formatted to mp3's or something similar if not already.
This is the key, and many Megaupload users would have been covered by having made this additional backup arrangement. It may be Google, but they are based in the US, and it is the US that shut down Megaupload servers in a way that denied users the right to retrieve their data and find an alternative cloud service. It was also an immediate shutdown, with no notice given to users.

It soon became clear that stripping users of their data was intentional, and they did NOT want users to have enough time to retrieve data and take it elsewhere because SOME data was illegal.

It is pretty certain that the Google service will have illegal data on it, and there is a chance that this too might come under investigation, or even shut down, on the grounds that a significant proportion of the data is illegally copied material. This will still leave innocent users having temporary loss of access, along with having to prove they rightfully possess the data before being given it back. The problem with megaupload is that all attempts at retrieval are being blocked because there is no practical way to vet the data being given back to users so that illegal data is not allowed back into circulation.

It is legal bullshit, since the illegal data is the ONLY data that can easily be retrieved through further use of Bittorrent by the users who have had it confiscated from Megaupload. It is ONLY the genuine user who has stored their own data that cannot find other copies on the net. Users of illegal data will NOT be making their crimes known by asking for it back, risking civil action from the copyright holders once they identify themselves.

This case has destroyed the claim that the cloud is the most secure way to store data. It clearly has a serious weakness. It relies on ONE entity, and if that entity fails, or is shut down, the data remains, but is cut off from any user access, and could face destruction. The holder of the Megaupload data is asking the courts permission to destroy it, yet at the same time users going to court for a grant of acces to their data are being turned down. If the court agrees it can be destroyed before users can get an access agreement, it will be gone for good, no different to a hard drive crash, and if anything WORSE, because at least there is a chance of retrieval after a hard drive crash by using specialist software, or specialist recovery companies.
 

skiny

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What do you mean by 70 cds?

Are these files on your hard drive?

Do you know the total size of all the files combined?
 
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