Anybody using online backup?

SC8254's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2011
Newbie Member
Is anyone out there using online backup for their? Is it safe? How does it work? Any good companies out there? Thanks!
Scripting's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2010
John Hoder
I dont use it, and if you store some secure infos, then I do not suggest you to use it, its not so safe, even if you have ur PC infected
finedesignnyc's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2011
Light Poster
Yes, I've heard bad things about online backup too, such as slow recovery time - it could take hours or days to recover - and safety concerns, but I'm doing some research and there are some technologies that are much safer, such as PGP for encrypting file stored remotely and SSL for encrypting files during backups and restores.
eBiz's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2011
Go4Expert Member
It depends on each person's thoughts and views.

Difficult to decide.
boomc's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
Newbie Member
I am using a Norton online backup and it is good as you are able to save a copy not on a physical hardware you can lose or damage.

What could probably be a major disadvantage is the need to upload all of the files included in your back up, which would be hard if you do not have a stable internet connection on where you are. Though they are able to continue the upload even if you pause them for the meantime, there is no strategic time as you would not know when you would need it.
marino.DV's Avatar
well i also believe it's very important what you decide to save. i mean if there are important things hmmm i would stay with he normal old school backup on other hard-drives or DVDs
justinlee037's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2011
Newbie Member
Online backup slow but your data is totally secure.