Online Computer Backup Solution

If your computer’s hard drive failed right now, what important files would you lose? Digital pictures? Tax documents? Work files or school work? All of these file types are important and irreplaceable. In the case of a catastrophic hard drive failure you risk the chance of losing these documents forever.

Today many people store very important documents on their computer and they don’t take into consideration any type of data backup solution. A fail safe system for backing up data is the single most important part of your computing environment. Without a data backup solution you are asking for trouble. The real shame is that a data backup solution can be relatively inexpensive to implement. Unlike the cost to recover data from a failed drive, which can run anywhere from $500 to $5,000.

The two most popular ways to implement a data backup solution are:

1. External or secondary backup hard drive.

2. Online computer backup system.

An external or secondary backup hard drive can be a good solution if you are a regimented person. This type of system requires that you manually save or move your important files to the backup drive. Some backup hard drives come with software that will automatically do the backups for you. It’s up to you to ensure the backup drive is healthy and all the data you expect to be saved is actually saved. The major problem with a backup hard drive is the potential for failure. It’s proven that 13{1c36cc3864f5d30c3b98cf4341240a101309c4af757573c8c693520fc9029b5c} of all new hard drives fail within the first year. Very seldom have I seen anyone who saves a duplicate copy of every file on both their main hard drive and backup hard drive. This means if one of the two drives fails, you will lose some important data. So even though a backup hard drive is better than no backup solution at all, there is still a risk that important data can be lost.

A much better and safer data backup solution is an online computer backup system. This type of system is used by computer systems that have a broadband connection to the internet. A small program is downloaded and installed on the host computer. That small piece of software is the interface between the host computer and the online computer backup database. It monitors changes made to files and recognizes new files. Those changed or new files are then automatically backed up to the online database. There is no interaction needed from the user at all. Your files are safe from prying eyes because they are double encrypted on your computer before being sent to the online database. The remote database that stores all your backed up files uses redundant technology. If there is a server failure or any other disaster, your files will always be safe.

Recovering your files from an online computer backup system is as easy as clicking your mouse. If you accidentally delete an important file, just download it from your backups online. Should your computer’s hard drive fail, you can install a new hard drive, then recover every single important file from the backups. Just reload the small interface program, sign into your account and download all your files.

Online computer backup is the best way to ensure that you will always have a copy of your important files. The yearly fee is very inexpensive and well worth the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that you will never lose another important file.