If you have important data that you cannot afford to lost and can’t keep an external hard drive safe by your self then you must read this post. Online backup is a method of off-site data storage in which the whole hard drive or some selected files are stored on a remote server computer. This type of facility is provided by an online backup provider. The service provider provides you with a client software, which needs to be installed on your computer. After you pay up required fees, you can kick start backup process. The rationale behind online backup is simple. By frequently backing up data on a remote hard drive, the risk of catastrophic data loss as a result of fire, theft, file corruption, or other disaster is practically eliminated.
Once you are connected to the remote server with a network connection (internet), the software will automatically transfer data stored on your hard drive to the remote server. The main advantage of web-based backup is that you need not do any backup work manually. Everything is done automatically. Also, data is well secured off-site.
[This was a guest post by Ritchie, an online backup expert]