Faculty Advisor

Sarkozy, Gabor N

Project Center

Budapest, Hungary


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science