No one disputes it is easy to create a backup of your computer. But the physical media where you are storing the backups, like the DVDs or USB flash drives, may not be very reliable in the long term. The other disadvantage is that local backups don’t always happen in real-time.
It is therefore many people switch to an online backup service – these are inexpensive and will automatically copy your computer’s data over the Internet to secure data center in real-time without human involvement.
If you need only 2 GB on your computer that you want to store in the cloud, any of the following backup services should help your problem without you having to spend a penny.
All online backup services in the table work in a similar way – you should download a small client to your desktop, choose and mark the local folders that you want to backup online and the tool will automatically monitor and upload files from these folders to the cloud. Once your files are backed up, you can also access them online. Dropbox has one major limitation – it will only backup files and folders that are placed inside the Dropbox folder.
|Storage Space||Backup multiple computers?||Version of file||Web Access to Backup?|
|Mozy Home||2 Gb||NO||YES||NO|
|Live Skydrive||25 Gb||YES||NO||YES|