[svlug] discount offered to SV LUG members

J. Paul Reed preed at svlug.org
Thu Mar 16 20:44:23 PST 2006

On 13 Mar 2006 at 22:48:25, Bob Smith arranged the bits on my disk to say:

> rsync.net wrote:
> > rsync.net filesystems, which have a minimum order size of four gigabytes,
> > are available to members of the Silicon Valley Linux User Group at a
> > minimum order size of 2 gigabytes.  Because members of the LUG will be
> > generally clueful, they will take up less of our time with support issues,
> > and we can afford to offer protected and redundant online storage for as
> > low as $4/month.
> This seems like a reasonable service.  Before signing up
> I'd like to know what other options are available.
> Do SVLUG members know of any alternatives to rsync.net?

Amazon is selling this type of online, ultra-accessible storage; it was
just on /. the other day, actually:


They're charging $0.15 per GB/month for storage and $0.20/GB for transfer.
There aren't any setup fees and it's pay-as-you-go.

Reading about it, I'm considering using it to replace my current backup
methodology of sending a CD-R with GPG encrypted .tar.gzs of important
backup data to friends in geographically desparate parts of the country.

For some reason, the actual non-marketing details are buried three articles
under the slashdot link, at: 


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