Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Online Backup Advantages

You've probably asked yourself "Why should I use an online backup site when I can just make backups with CD's on on my hard drive?" Here's somethings for you to consider:

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.
Disadvantages of Online Backup?

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.

Have a great week!