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I wanted to get opinions on symform http://www.symform.com/

Anyone using it? Is it safe? Reliable?
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I've seen their presentations multiple times and know of several consultants using them.

It's an interesting system - I liken it to a reverse bittorrent.  It's safe in that the backup is done in blocks to many other clients on the internet and encrypted.  Picture it like "coding" a document, then cross-cut shredding it and distributing pieces to every house on the block.  Each neighbor gets a few pieces, but the odds of any neighbor getting enough info to even see the "coded" portion are so low they might as well be non-existent.  And if they had enough to see the coding, then they'd STILL need to decode it.  (and unlike paper, it's using a kind of RAID that allows for multiple hosts to be offline and still recover your data.

Now, that said, as I understand it (and how other consultants are using it), it should be treated as a backup of your backup - a way to have off-site backup when you don't otherwise have one.  It shouldn't be used as your primary backup.
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