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Online Backup For Data Recovery And Piece Of Mind

Jul 4, 2008
The typical process of backing up computer data is almost like a form of insurance. It may seem too mundane or unnecessary to bother with, but when the disaster strikes, it may be too late. Many years ago, computer data backup software utilities and solutions included forms of external physical media such as CD's, zip drives, DVD's, external hard drives, tape drives, or automated software running on the computer itself.

When in the market for a backup solution, modern broadband internet connections, plus more affordable hard drive space, have made online backup a viable option to consider. Accordingly, numerous online backup services are now available for both additional space, as well as disaster recovery. These services generally have the advantage of not requiring the user to purchase external storage, but rather to pay for the service on an ongoing basis, as one does their internet connection.

Performing a typical backup program can be quite a strain on one's computer compared to using the software client's footprint. However, the speed of the latter method is limited to bandwidth and a large backup can become very time intensive. Traditional methods using external physical media are faster, but can be halted if the Internet connection is lost.

Several of these services present at no cost trial, and charges launch at around five dollars monthly for a standard subscription, and go up to hundreds of dollars each year for ultimate subscriptions. Currently, existing storage space starts at one gigabyte, to unlimited space. Contrasting with external media, the user can basically purchase additional storage space as required.

Some services are tailored to the Windows operating system while others are more toward the Macintosh operating system. One can then expect the entire data restoration process to be much easier from certain services than others. Also, many online backup services have options for additional functionality such as photo sharing through online slide shows, file sharing, data encryption during uploading and downloading as well as the data storage itself.

Internal hard drives have a natural failure rate. There are various ways in which a hard drive can be endangered, or the stored data can be stolen along with the computer. Therefore, regardless of what service someone opts for, having an operational and regular data backup procedure in place is essential in case such an emergency occurs.
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