Distributed Backups for friends and communities

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A short introduction to the ideas and technology behind Kumbaya: http://code.google.com/p/kumbaya/ and how it can help you backup your data to your friends and community.

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Distributed Backups for friends and communities

  1. 1. Distributed Backups Friends and communities editionSunday, May 22, 2011
  2. 2. @adewale buzz.google.com/adewale @ade_oshineye twitter.com/ade_oshineye @adewale identi.ca/adewaleSunday, May 22, 2011
  3. 3. Conclusions first “THEY STOLE OUR REVOLUTION. NOW WERE STEALING IT BACK” Need To KnowSunday, May 22, 2011
  4. 4. Conclusions first “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. Social effects are more important than just how the technology works” Clay ShirkySunday, May 22, 2011
  5. 5. Conclusions first “Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)” Linus TorvaldsSunday, May 22, 2011
  6. 6. Conclusions first “Kumbaya lets you live on the edge by trusting your friends to look after your data” MeSunday, May 22, 2011
  7. 7. Outline 1 Nobody really does backup 2 Cloud backup 3 Edge backup 4 Kumbaya 7Sunday, May 22, 2011
  8. 8. 1 Do you have backups?Sunday, May 22, 2011
  9. 9. Backup? Automated Comprehensive Offsite Restorable VerifiedSunday, May 22, 2011
  10. 10. Local solutions rsync/rdiff-backup ddar duplicity bup Time MachineSunday, May 22, 2011
  11. 11. 2 Take it to the CloudSunday, May 22, 2011
  12. 12. The Cloud: solutions Call in the professionals Dropbox Mozy Tarsnap - “Online backups for the truly paranoid”Sunday, May 22, 2011
  13. 13. The Cloud: problems Asymmetric internet connections Time to restore Cost The Magnolia problem Security and trustSunday, May 22, 2011
  14. 14. 3 Take it to the EdgeSunday, May 22, 2011
  15. 15. Do you know this man? http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowbrick/2640073119/Sunday, May 22, 2011
  16. 16. In the beginningSunday, May 22, 2011
  17. 17. Edge Computing 2008 Notes: http://adewale.jaiku.com/presence/ff51e0c3b8394a34b816cf31db1d6a63Sunday, May 22, 2011
  18. 18. Obstacles? Screenshots from: http://www.oblomovka.com/public/opentech2008/livingontheedge.pdfSunday, May 22, 2011
  19. 19. 4 KumbayaSunday, May 22, 2011
  20. 20. Kumbaya is a P2P file system written in Java and Erlang is exposed to end-users via WebDAV and FUSESunday, May 22, 2011
  21. 21. Kumbaya reuses existing solutions to technical problems is built from open-source components is Apache 2.0 licensed is a server written in Java uses CouchDB for distributed storage with multi- master replicationSunday, May 22, 2011
  22. 22. Kumbaya is decentralised uses Kademlia for node discovery doesn’t ask you to trust its developers or anyone elseSunday, May 22, 2011
  23. 23. Kumbaya is compatible with the Cloud: http://kumbaya.me/ is compatible with the Edge: http://code.google.com/ p/kumbaya/source/browse/READMESunday, May 22, 2011
  24. 24. Kumbaya leverages the tools, protocols and conventions of the social web uses PGP or/and webfinger for verifying identity uses ‘asymmetric follow’ to say who can share with you lets you vouch for the identities of other nodes does not support anonymous sharingSunday, May 22, 2011
  25. 25. Kumbaya attempts to solve interesting social problems the bittorrent problem the Freenet problem the ‘trusted intermediary’ or Dropbox problem the Magnolia problem the bootstrap problemSunday, May 22, 2011
  26. 26. Kumbaya puts the user in control of their own data encrypts the user’s data only lets people with the appropriate key read the data no matter where it is storedSunday, May 22, 2011
  27. 27. Kumbaya is usefulSunday, May 22, 2011
  28. 28. Kumbaya is useful? is a work in progress needs more contributors, writers and usersSunday, May 22, 2011
  29. 29. Conclusions first “THEY STOLE OUR REVOLUTION. NOW WERE STEALING IT BACK” Need To KnowSunday, May 22, 2011
  30. 30. Conclusions first “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. Social effects are more important than just how the technology works” Clay ShirkySunday, May 22, 2011
  31. 31. Conclusions first “Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)” Linus TorvaldsSunday, May 22, 2011
  32. 32. Conclusions first “Kumbaya lets you live on the edge by trusting your friends to look after your data” MeSunday, May 22, 2011
  33. 33. References http://code.google.com/p/kumbaya/ http://kumbaya.me/ http://www.oblomovka.com/public/opentech2008/ livingontheedge.pdfSunday, May 22, 2011

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