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Top Consumer Reviews Articles provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.

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?


  • 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.


  • 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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Considering online backup for your business Get practical advice from InfoStor, the top resource for IT storage professionals. We can help you make the business case for cloud backup and identify the products that are best for your company's needs.

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IDrive Online Backup Launches IDrive Docs, a Collaboration Tool with Office File Viewing & Editing Capability

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IDrive Online Backup has added a new tool to its core features called IDrive Docs, allowing users to view and edit office files along with the ability to collaborate together in the same office document, anytime ...

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IDrive Online Backup Extends Backup Support to Office 365 Exchange Mailbox

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IDrive Online Backup has extended the online backup service to now support backup and restore of multiple Office 365 Exchange mailboxes. This new feature allows users to backup and restore mailbox data such as ...

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