PodBase: Transparent Storage Management for Personal Devices
Source: Rice University
Personal electronic devices that include a large amount of storage are increasingly common. Already, many households use multiple mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and gaming devices, in addition to desktop and notebook computers. Today, users must individually manage these devices to ensure the durability and availability of the data they store. Ensuring that data is durable, or regularly backed up, is an onerous task even for a single home computer. As the number of devices increases, it is difficult for the user to ensure that no data is lost in the event of a loss or failure of any one device.