Zoogmo Free Peer to Peer Distributed Backups


This is something that has been in my mind for a while. The internet is a great place to do distributed, node processing. Heck, it’s how the internet works! I have thought for a while now that backups could be leverage that nodal framework. But, there are inherent issues in that. Zoogmo has come along with a very cool peer to peer backup technique that you should check out.

Zoogmo is a marriage between backups and social networking. In fact, they have facebook application that you can utilize to invite your friends to use it with you. It scans your computer’s desktop and my documents folders for files to back up. Then it organizes them into common categories that you can select and deselect for backup. You select who your backup partners are, so you know they’re trusted to begin with. You select your password, Zoogmo never sees that (just don’t forget or misplace it!). Your data is encrypted and parceled out. Very cool idea! Here’s their tutorial vids:

Zoogmo Overview

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Adding Partners

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Backup Categories

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Restoring Files

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Advanced Features

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You get all this functionality for free. People will undoubtedly have lots of questions with this software. They have a good FAQ section on their site.