Google says it fixed Drive issue that caused data to disappear - locks thread when users disagree

Jan

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Ah google doing what they do best just like their CCP overlords. Don't like something? simply sensor it...
 
Just write it off as a lesson learnt to not trust cloud backup. Not your hardware not your files.
 
What scares me is when small companies say that cloud is their only backup and, sometimes, their only copy.
Not only small companies. I know of a many giant companies that have everything in the cloud with no backups.

It's in the cloud....we don't need to backup. :crying:
 
Not only small companies. I know of a many giant companies that have everything in the cloud with no backups.

It's in the cloud....we don't need to backup. :crying:

It depends on what cloud they use and whether they have a data retention policy in place. I am a hybrid advocate, and have long supported businesses and people to build their own cloud storage solutions in addition.

The market is very ugly out there. Hybrid and on-premise solutions are being stomped out. Everything is being turned into a service.
 
Now that is how you deal with complaining a$$holes.
 
Onedrive is not much better. It has a whole range of different problems with its sync client.
One drive can be a freaking ball ache. I open a file on our work shared drive and work on it and then it says saved to PC instead of saving it on the shared drive. Or sometimes it says it can't save changes made and I must discard it. Was as working on one of our master files @ 6 this morning and doing the same thing. Saved it to my desktop...did my work..saved....deleted file on OneDrive and dumped my updated file from desktop back I to OneDrive.
 
One drive can be a freaking ball ache. I open a file on our work shared drive and work on it and then it says saved to PC instead of saving it on the shared drive. Or sometimes it says it can't save changes made and I must discard it. Was as working on one of our master files @ 6 this morning and doing the same thing. Saved it to my desktop...did my work..saved....deleted file on OneDrive and dumped my updated file from desktop back I to OneDrive.
One of the best things we have done at a lot of our clients, is to take away people's ability to sync libraries to their PC (uninstall and disable onedrive). They have to work on-line in their browser and if they need an local word or excel feature, they can use the "edit in excel Desktop" feature that connects excel directly to the shared library. That is significantly more reliable.
 
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