Today at 10:31 AM
On 10/24/2011, Private User, asked
"What would we all do if Geni.com disappeared tomorrow without trace? Now I know and accept the Geni.com has x number of backups, etc. etc. And yes we saw the amazing recovery from the big crash etc. etc. But disaster recovery planning is all about what to do in case of unforeseen disaster.
So here's my scenario. Geni.com disappears without trace. We can't access its back-ups, etc.
What do we the users do?
How would we piece together our Gedcoms? Our photos? Our documents? Our timelines? Our projects? Our discussions? Our privacy? Would we form a collective to create new data centres? How would we access Fay's packets of paper?
How would we even communicate with each other? How many of us have each other's outside-Geni email addresses or phone numbers?
Where would we even congregate to start a recovery? Facebook? LinkedIn? Would we be able to organise ourselves to "buy out" the assets if that were a possibility to get us back up?
Any thoughts? What's our plan guys?"
And then there are additional comments, discussions, suggestions in Geni Pro Just Got A Whole Lot Better, starting (at least, one round does) with http://www.geni.com/discussions/99057?msg=750073