Backup Basics

Online Data Backup Basics (no slash before image)If you are new to the world of online backup this is a great place to start learning. Most of our guides started as questions when we were selecting an online backup company several years ago.

Our best newcomer guide is How to Select the Best Online Backup Company the Best Online Backup Company. If you have questions or are not familiar with some of the terms be sure to reference the Online Backup Terms And Definitions page.

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As you figure out the backup basics it's best to determine the amount of storage space you need. For those looking for a cloud based backup solution check out our Cloud Backup Storage guide.

 

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Learn more about the most common forms of computer backup available. External drives, network drives, flash drives and online backup. Read more...

Created: April 11, 2013
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In 2013 there are going to be more computers on the cloud then ever before. Where is this trend heading and who are the main players? Learn more here. Read more...

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Created: March 25, 2013
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ZipCloud launches brand new mobile phone app with picture backup and easy syncing. It's made for iPhone and Android. Read more...

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Created: November 20, 2012
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There are many reasons backup to the cloud. Security, Accessibility, Easy to share files, Versioning, and scheduled backups. Read more...

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Created: September 13, 2012
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Keep your photos safe by backing them up. Have a process, copy images off device, set smart phone to backup to cloud, keep images organized, and backup 2 copies of the images. Read more...

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Created: August 30, 2012
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Don't just choose a backup company arbitrarily, pick the best out there! Make sure the company is easy to use, has a lot of features, works with your mobile devices and is very secure. Read more...

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Created: August 28, 2012
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some companies limit the size of files you upload to the online backup servers. There are a few reasons they do this, see the list of companies here. Read more...

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Created: April 19, 2012
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What are file syncing services and how do they work? You may have heard of Dropbox, Google Drive or SugarSync. Learn how they work and the benefits to using them. Read more...

Created: May 24, 2011
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Learn all about syncing all of your Macs. You can use iCloud but there are also other alternatives that work better in some cases. Read more...

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The difference in price will depend on the service you get. Different plans have costs associated with them that other plans may not. More computers, sync folders and enterprise management software cost more for example. Read more...

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Free online backup can be pretty useful. Though it won't work for high frequency users, but for the average document, couple of photos or music albums it works pretty well. Learn why free online backup is both good and bad. Read more...

Created: January 25, 2011
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Learn how to calculate how much space you need to backup your files. Do you need to backup just your important files or do you need to backup the whole drive? Get answers like to questions like this one. Read more...

Created: January 20, 2011
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Most online backup companies now have some sort of cloud storage capability. Most use what's called a Sync Folder which keeps all of the files up to date on all connected devices over the cloud network. Read more...

Created: January 20, 2011
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Learn all of the backup lingo from the experts at Online Backup Search. We know a lot about the online backup industry and made a list of important terms that we define for you. Read more...

Created: January 20, 2011
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We have sought out the best online backup companies so you do not have to. But wouldn't it be nice to know what we look at when we search? Here is how we look for good companies. Read more...

Created: January 19, 2011
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