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  Reply # 748133 21-Jan-2013 11:13 Send private message

insane: 

As far as deduplication goes, I'm pretty sure both Mozy and Crashplan use client side dedupe over secure tunnels, which is now fairly common in the backup space so I wouldn't expect this to be any different.

On our Enterprise Backup platform at work we get roughly 20:1 dedupe ratios, so they'd be looking for some disk savings too.



File de-duplication on a per user/client where you're not de-duplicating across users is good. It wouldn't save anywhere near as much disk space as de-duplication across users though, 20:1 for just within per user data sounds pretty good/high.

On Dropbox if two different users store the same file in their respective accounts, Dropbox will only actually store a single copy of the file on its servers. To be able to do this the server must have access to the unencrypted data which means potentially Dropbox could be given a court order to disclose which of its users have stored a particular file.

Long story short: Use Truecrypt or Bitlocker on any folders/files you want to remain private before uploading to any of these cloud storage services, unless you know for sure they aren't using file de-duplication across users server side.

/imo.

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  Reply # 748141 21-Jan-2013 11:24 Send private message

>dig mega.co.nz

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> mega.co.nz
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 51676
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mega.co.nz. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mega.co.nz. 497 IN A 154.53.224.166
mega.co.nz. 497 IN A 154.53.224.158
mega.co.nz. 497 IN A 154.53.224.162

;; Query time: 61 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.20#53(192.168.1.20)
;; WHEN: Sat Jan 19 18:18:52 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 76

> whois 154.53.224.166
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.

% Note: this output has been filtered.

% Information related to '154.0.0.0 - 154.255.255.255'

inetnum: 154.0.0.0 - 154.255.255.255
netname: AFRINIC-20090508
descr:
descr: AfriNIC - www.afrinic.net
descr: Allocation for Africa - This block is in use
descr: by AfriNIC for allocating/assigning to networks
descr: in the AfriNIC service region.
descr: More information - whois.afrinic.net.
descr: Abuse - please querry the whois db for the
descr: contacts of the assigned/allocated prefix.
descr:
country: MU
org: ORG-AFNC1-AFRINIC
admin-c: EMB2-AFRINIC
tech-c: EMB2-AFRINIC
status: ALLOCATED-UNSPECIFIED
mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower: AFRINIC-HM-MNT
source: AFRINIC # Filtered
parent: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255

organisation: ORG-AFNC1-AFRINIC
org-name: African Network Information Center - (AfriNIC Ltd)
org-type: RIR
country: MU
address: 11th Floor,
address: Raffles Tower,
address: Lot 19
address: Cybercity
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: +230 941 6610
fax-no: +230 466 6758
admin-c: AF7-AFRINIC
tech-c: AF7-AFRINIC
mnt-ref: AFRINIC-HM-MNT
mnt-ref: AFRINIC-DB-MNT
mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT
remarks: =======================================
remarks: For more information on AFRINIC assigned blocks,
remarks: querry whois.afrinic.net port 43, or the web based
remarks: query at http://whois.afrinic.net or www.afrinic.net
remarks: website: www.afrinic.net
remarks: Other Contacts:
remarks: ===============
remarks: [email protected] - for IP resources
remarks: [email protected] - for new members and other
remarks: inquiries.
source: AFRINIC # Filtered

person: ERNEST MWIRIMA BYARUHANGA
address: AfriNIC
phone: +230 403 5100
fax-no: +230 466 6758
e-mail: [email protected]
nic-hdl: EMB2-AFRINIC
mnt-by: ernest-mnt
source: AFRINIC # Filtered

 

Seeing an AfriNIC IP.  Has anyone had feedback from people from other countries as to how the service is running?

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  Reply # 748160 21-Jan-2013 12:06 Send private message

mxpress:
gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.



The host is NZ owned (saw that in some blurb recently)  and also some of the servers are in NZ. I'm lucky enough to be going to the launch party at Dotcom mansion tomorrow night, so I guess more details will be annouced then.


Nope.  The ISP is Australian.  Not very "100% New Zealand" like the site claims.

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  Reply # 748164 21-Jan-2013 12:25 Send private message

Come on be fair. There are at least two name servers that appear to be in NZ:P
Also just noticed many geo-ip databases have the IP's as being in the US...




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  Reply # 748166 21-Jan-2013 12:35

Website still seems to be suffering.
Sometimes the homepage will load - other times it times out.
I logged in this morning and tried uploading a very small file - <100k in size - it just sat there saying it was queued.
I quit it after about 30 minutes.

I guess the problem could be that its not exactly been a soft launch - so I imagine that its attracted a lot of interest..
Megaupload was a pretty large operation just before it got shutdown - plenty of the previous users would be keen to have a look at mega.co.nz

Guess it will settle over time.




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  Reply # 748211 21-Jan-2013 14:12 Send private message

Kyanar: Not very "100% New Zealand" like the site claims.

The site does not say "100% New Zealand", it says "made in New Zealand".




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  Reply # 748230 21-Jan-2013 14:51 Send private message

Success...managed to upload a 352 KB mp3 to my folder for the first time.

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  Reply # 748235 21-Jan-2013 15:13 Send private message

myopinion: Success...managed to upload a 352 KB mp3 to my folder for the first time.


well done, me i would just like to be able to log on so i can try

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  Reply # 748355 21-Jan-2013 18:36 Send private message

Well very strange. I was signed up, now I appear to be unable to login (Bad password error). What is worse, where the blue blazes is the "I forgot my password" prompt?



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  Reply # 748358 21-Jan-2013 18:43 Send private message

networkn: Well very strange. I was signed up, now I appear to be unable to login (Bad password error). What is worse, where the blue blazes is the "I forgot my password" prompt?


Have you received notification email and clicked on the link yet?




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  Reply # 748362 21-Jan-2013 18:47 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
networkn: Well very strange. I was signed up, now I appear to be unable to login (Bad password error). What is worse, where the blue blazes is the "I forgot my password" prompt?


Have you received notification email and clicked on the link yet?


Yup, logged in and TRIED to upload!



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  Reply # 748377 21-Jan-2013 18:58 Send private message

I tried upping the upload speed in My Account to like... 9999kbps and now it's uploading but once it goes up it goes back down and up and down again in the status bar..




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  Reply # 748384 21-Jan-2013 19:12 Send private message

networkn: Well very strange. I was signed up, now I appear to be unable to login (Bad password error). What is worse, where the blue blazes is the "I forgot my password" prompt?


read somewhere that if you forget your password , tough, you wont be able to retrieve it.

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  Reply # 748389 21-Jan-2013 19:22 Send private message

vexxxboy:
networkn: Well very strange. I was signed up, now I appear to be unable to login (Bad password error). What is worse, where the blue blazes is the "I forgot my password" prompt?


read somewhere that if you forget your password , tough, you wont be able to retrieve it.


Yup I just found that in the faqs about 10 seconds ago. Thing is I know what the password is. I am not sure why I can't login.

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  Reply # 748395 21-Jan-2013 19:29 Send private message

There is no confirm password field. Are you sure you typed what you thought you typed? That field is usually provided for a reason. There are a few conventions missing on that site etc.

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