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Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I put all my personal source code in private repository hosting. Yesterday night, I was working on a personal project and it failed to check in my code. I thought it was just routine system maintenance. Just now I went to the website and saw this notice[^]: The short story was a hacker failed to extort money from them and proceeded to delete all/most of the repo and snapshots. I think I cannot sleep tonight!
They advertised Oracle was one of their customers. I wondered how much Oracle lost.
Outsourcing your server is a bad idea, and outsourcing the storage of sensitive information is an epic bad idea (think tax-information, banks, medical records, aw - the cloud-horrors that are still awaiting us!)
As soon as you outsource your server, you're no longer in control and depending on the other party.
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Agreed 100%. There's no way I'm putting my private information in the 'cloud'. Bearing in mind the frequency that 'reputable' companies are admitted getting done over (adobe, ebay etc.), how long is it going to be before people are stealing far more than your password?
If it is any consolation at least you still have the more recent code.
I find that I have copies of some very old projects but never go to look at them because they were done with older technology and offer little help with current projects. The more recent the project the more likely that it is done with a technology you are still using.
Once you lose your pride the rest is easy.
I would agree with you but then we both would be wrong.
The report of my death was an exaggeration - Mark Twain Simply Elegant DesignsJimmyRopes Designs
Their notice is something of a gut-wrenching read. It's very sad that people have lost their work, but also that there is no longer a future for the company which although I'm not familiar with looks like its been up and running for a few years.