Dropbox permanently deleted my 8000 photos

Van in het begin heb ik altijd gezegd dat je moest oppassen met dat Cloud-saven en zeker wanneer je beroep doet op maar één dienst en bijgevolg geen back-up hebt.

“I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them on-line and also to have them backed up. In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong.”

via How a bug in Dropbox permanently deleted my 8000 photos — Medium.

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