Home Backup Advice

Single Computer or Multiple Computer Backup AdviceThe simple truth is any one who owns a computer should be backing up their data and keeping one copy in a different physical location or stored online. If it is your companies computer then the IT department will have a plan, but if you are an individual then the responsibility falls on you.

If you are new to home backup, check out our guide about What to look for in a home online backup company.

Personal or Single Computer Backup Plans

If you are looking to backup a single computer then there are many excellent unlimited storage plans, you can also find several free accounts. Note that the free accounts have 2 to 5GB of storage and can be feature limited.  to learn more about free accounts read our guide to the pros and cons of free accounts.

Family Backup Plans

Often times when people are searching for a 'home' plan they are looking for something the whole family can use. Having a strategy for backing up your family computer is a good idea. The better family plans will support both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Personal or home back up plans can range from backing up 1 computer to as many as 5. (If you have more than 5 computers to backup checkout our Business Backup Guides. Sometimes the plans have limited backup space where as plans offer unlimited storage.

Backup Software Features

Backup features are one of the key elements in selecting which company to go with, so we created a guide explaining home backup features. We have broken up online backup into Home and Business categories. For home it will consist of one user and up to 5 computers. If you are looking for more than that head over to our guides for business.

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