Today’s generation is hugely dependent on digital data. In fact, we create lots of digital data – photos, videos, music, and documents – per day. What some of us do not realize is that while these data can be easily accessed through our hard drives, they are also just a hard drive crash away from obliteration. That, as well as other data-ending events such as fire, floods, or theft, threatens our data access and recovery.
This is where local and online backup services come into the picture. Yes, you could simply back your precious files up to an external hard drive or rewritable DVD, local and online backup services offer the advantage of securely storing your files at off-site server locations. This way, your data is safe even if your other backups are threatened by forces of nature or man.
But while it’s backing up data or files to a secure server seems simple and easy, there are a number of questions that you need to answer before choosing a provider of local and online back-up services. Here are some of them:
- Does the software allow immediate and automatic upload new and changed files?
- Does the software allow syncing or sharing of data?
- Can the service back-up files while they are open?
- Is there a Web client, a mobile client, or a Mac client for restoring?
- How much will the service cost?
The last question is perhaps the most important one when choosing a provider for local and online back-up services. Pricing depends on the needs of the customers. So if you need unlimited storage because you have a huge disk full of large files, then look for the unlimited plans offer by service providers. Be wary of such plans, though. Some of them actually limit you to the amount of storage on the covered computer’s hard disk. Some providers maintain fast upload speed to 200GB but are limited to back-up a single PC only.
If you are confused about which plan to choose, consult with computer experts. They have extensive knowledge of local and online backup services and will be of great help to you and your data.
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