How does an online backup service work? In a nutshell, it mirrors the files on your computer. The data is stored in an off-site location monitored by the backup provider. To save files on the provider’s servers, you must get a backup plan. Most vendors offer a free plan. For paid premiums, the average cost is generally between US $5 and US $15 per month.
Online Backup Service at Work
Depending on the plan, consumers can enjoy unlimited backup for a month. Some providers offer no-cost plans, but with a limited storage capacity. The limitations are lifted when you purchase a plan valid for a specific period. If you are a business user, the service gets more expensive.
The backup provider will send you a link to download on your computer. Once the connection is set up, you can regulate your data through:
* File selection
* Routine backup schedule
* Allocated bandwidth management
* File uploads
Most backup services encrypt the connection. Others even secure the data on your computer.
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