T-Mobile has issued a warning that the ongoing, dare we say catastrophic failure of the Sidekick servers could result in permanent data loss if Sidekick users in any way reset their devices during the outage:
“Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power.”
Scary, but also an urgent reminder to everyone who uses Cloud Services, including iPhone owners with MobileMe, Exchange ActiveSync, Google Gmail/Calendar, or any other, similar accounts.
Best practices dictate that data doesn’t exist unless it’s in at least three locations: local, local backup, and off-site backup.
Backup, backup, backup...
And what does this mean for next month's launch of Microsoft's OS in the cloud? Do they have time to fix everything?