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Pros and Cons of Online Computer Backup

What benefits does an online computer backup service provide? And what are some potential challenges that you should prepare for?

Pros

  • Remote location of digital copies.
    This is the main reason for considering a backup service in the first place. Files from your computer (you get to decide which files) are kept at a safe and secure location, perhaps at a considerable distance from you and your computer.
  • The system is automatic, requiring no intervention after initial setup.
    Review this process before selecting a service. How easy is the interface to use? How many steps are there to make changes? Is it easy to modify your subscription as your storage needs change?
  • Some services provide automatic encryption.
    This is an important security consideration. Also, if the encryption is built into the software and is automatic, it will save you the time and trouble of having to do it manually.
  • Unlimited storage space (scalable, for a fee).
    Most companies offer virtually unlimited storage space.

Cons

  • Slow transfer speeds, both uploading and restoring.
    Even if your Internet connection is fast, ensure that the company you are considering provides for speedy uploads and downloads.
  • No guarantee of privacy.
    Review the provider’s policy on encryption and privacy.
  • The provider could go out of business.
    Unfortunately, when an Internet company goes out of business, they might just disappear. And if it happens to be your online backup provider, your data could disappear as well.
  • A lost password or encryption key could prevent recovery.
    Check to see if the provider has a method in place to help you recover your data if you happen to lose or forget your password or encryption key.
  • Some IPS providers limit data.
    Do you know if your Internet service provider has limits on the amount of data you can upload or download? Or penalties for going over a set amount? Be sure to find out before you sign up for an online backup service.
  • Limited retention periods.
    Review an online backup service provider’s policy on keeping “old” data. If they offer to backup multiple versions of a file, how many iterations do they keep, and for how long?

As usual when shopping for any important purchase, you must read descriptions of each service's features carefully; it might be that the disadvantages of a service do not apply to your situation. Also, a service's advantages might not meet any of your needs.

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A downside that admins will quickly discover about the cloud version of the platform, SharePoint Online, however, is the lack of on-premises backup options. So what should administrators consider when designing their migration strategies And how should ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:40:00 GMT



The Best Online Backup Services of 2018

You can either tear out your hair when disaster inevitably strikes your data, or you can prepare for it ahead of time. An online backup service is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the loss of precious data, whether as a result of a crashed ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:59:00 GMT



Jungle Disk Acquires SafetyNet Backup for QuickBooks Online

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jungle Disk today announced it has acquired SafetyNet, the first backup for QuickBooks Online, from Jobber, a cloud and mobile software platform for home service businesses, at QuickBooks Connect Toronto. This acquisition ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:08:00 GMT



Kaepernick among 5 QBs Eagles should consider as Foles' backup

PHILADELPHIA - Now that Nick Foles is the Eagles' starting quarterback for the rest of the season in place of Carson Wentz, the question remains, who's going to be Foles' backup Sure, the Eagles have Nate Sudfeld. But Sudfeld is 24 years old and has never ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT



Taylor Swift Can't Shake Off Her New Backup Dancer James Corden

One of the dancers is down I can fix this," he said. "I will fix this right now. I'll be right there!" Before he found Swift and her backup dancers, Corden changed into a "Look What You Made Me Do"-inspired outfit, complete with a netted top. "Taylor ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:35:00 GMT



Injury update: With Panthers missing a Pro Bowl guard Sunday, what's the backup plan

Turner entered the concussion protocol Monday and has not exited yet, coach Ron Rivera said Friday afternoon. Rivera also confirmed that backup guard Amini Silatolu, who has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, will start in Turner's place.

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:22:00 GMT



Lack of backup caused ECG's prepaid troubles - IT analyst

They only have to get the back-up servers online and everything else will be normal. But now the servers can be normal but without information of some of their customers. All that it tells us is that, they [ECG] are not doing regular backups," he added.

Published:  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:54:00 GMT



Backup goalie comes up big for Rangers

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 41 shots while filling in for late scratch Henrik Lundqvist to help the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Boo Nieves, Jesper Fast, Mats Zuccarello and Pavel Buchnevich scored in support of ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:57:00 GMT



TRAFFIC ALERT: Single semitrailer crash causing traffic backup on southbound Ind. 37

A semitrailer crash near North Crossover Road is causing significant traffic on southbound Ind. 37. Indiana State police said the truck crashed into a barrier early Friday morning causing property damage. There are no known injuries. EARLY MORNING CRASH ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:42:00 GMT



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Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:20:00 GMT



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