Faculty Advisor

Sarkozy, Gabor N

Center

Budapest, Hungary

Abstract

For many users, having access to a reliable file backup service is important. As computer-related technologies improve, users have the ability to generate higher resolution content. Creating backups becomes less feasible as the amount of data grows; limited network bandwidth makes the backup process cumbersome, and access to a large amount of storage space for backups is either limited or expensive. We propose a new P2P backup system, BTBackup, where users use each other as backup locations. The capacity of each user's physical storage is the only limiting factor for how much they can back up. We solve the problem of long data transfers by leveraging the BitTorrent protocol, which transfers data from multiple peers simultaneously.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Project Center

Budapest, Hungary

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