There was a time when data backup was expensive, but that is no longer the case. Today, there are a lot of data back up solutions available – and what’s more, the majority of them are incredibly easy to use!
There’s no need to pay a lot of money for data back up when there are so many free solutions available for home users, and the solutions that are offered for businesses are eminently affordable these days. In addition, the software is incredibly easy to use – most backup solutions now will look for changed files and automatically upload them, to save on bandwidth. They do this in the background, so you don’t have to worry about setting up complex scripts, or remembering to run the backup. Here’s a quick look at some of the best backup solutions on the market today.
Dropbox is perhaps the most well-known backup solution – it will automatically synchronize files between your computer and the server, and you can access your dropbox from almost any computer or mobile device using a client or the web interface. It even allows you to share files and folders with other people quickly, easily and in a relatively secure way.
SugarSync is a lot like dropbox in functionality and features, but some people feel that it has better privacy features. It also offers a slightly more generous free allowance – however it is less well-known, and this means that it may be harder to share files with other people using it. The client software is a little less intuitive too.
OneDrive and Bitlocker
These are two offerings from Microsoft, and they are very useful for backing up files. OneDrive is now built in to Windows, and it means that when you log in to any Windows 10 powered computer with your ID you will have access to the files in the OneDrive. Bitlocker is used for encryption, which may be something that a business user would value.
There are many other solutions – you can back up files to an Amazon Cloud, for example, or even a Google Drive. If you want to back up many terabytes fo data then these solutions aren’t ideal, but for smaller amounts they will most definitely do the job, and they are convenient, and quick to get started with.