Advantages of Online Backup over traditional backup methods:
- Online backup does not require user intervention. The user does not have to change tapes, label CDs or perform other manual steps.
- Online backup maintains data offsite. Perhaps the most important aspect of backing up is that backups are stored in a different location from the original data. Traditional backup requires manually taking the backup media offsite.
- Data storage abroad could be an advantage too.
- Some Online backup services will work continuously, backing up files as they are changed.
- Most Online backup services will use a 128 - 448 bit encryption and sent shrinked data packages via a https connection.
Only one to consider really. When you are restoring a very large backup, say 100 GB, it can take a while to download it. That doesn't happen that often. And with well written software you can start the restore at 5:00 PM and come back the next morning ready to start to work.
Please consider using ClubBackup.com for your online backup needs. You get 1 GB free - no strings attached. The software is free too. After that prices start at $4.95.month or $59/year.
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