Monday, January 23, 2012

What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

Posted by Soulskill  

from the apocalypse-and-doom dept.
MrSeb writes"Megaupload's shutdown poses an interesting question: What happens toall the files that were stored on the servers? XDA-Developers, for example, has more than 200,000 links to Megaupload — and this morning, they're all broken, with very little hope of them returning. What happens if a similar service, like Dropbox, gets shut down — either through bankruptcy, or federal take-down? Will you be given a chance to download your files, or helped to migrate them to another similar service? What about data stored on enterprise services like Azure or AWS — are they more safe?"And if you're interested, the full indictment against Megaupload is now available.

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