Data in the cloud? Think Sass and RUB

My attention was drawn to the Times article http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6871750.ece (incidentally, thanks to @AdamLiversage for that) which discusses the Microsoft/Sidekick disaster.

I saw a comment which I thought was excellent  –

chris robinson wrote:
There is no Sass without a rub …
Sass = Software as a SECURE Service
RUB = Relocatable user backup

Unless you can get a full backup in an agnostic format of data (and preferably application too) which you can relocate to somewhere other than your service provider you are not secure. Period. You can get more details of Sass and RUB in Wikipedia or at the Webrecs website webrecs.com.au

ma.gnolia.com, Sidekick – who’s next?
My jungledisk backup stuff is being burned to DVD this week.

2 thoughts on “Data in the cloud? Think Sass and RUB

  1. Hi, Justin! Just checked about exporting from Posterous, and sorry to say the answer is "Definitely on the roadmap for future features but for now there is no way to mass-export your posts."

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