Online Backup Tool - What's your recommendation?

@saiKO92 (392)
Malaysia
October 15, 2012 10:27pm CST
As time pass by, more and more data are saved in my hard disk but it has its limit to how much it can store data. Living the life as a student in this current era makes my hard disk faster to reach it limit because the notes and assignments are saved in data. Not to mention the research data that are used also are saved in the hard disk. Things like blackout and stormy rain may affect the hard disk in a bad way. When it does, I will lose, if not all most of my precious data that I've collected. To prevent that from happening I would need to make some backup. Since sometimes I need to travel by motorcycle, I couldn't bring much things. That will include my laptop because its kinda heavy for me. So, I would like to hear your suggestions on this matter so that I can access my data without having to open my laptop as well as make a backup of new data.
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@rog0322 (2829)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hi, I carry my backups on flash disk but they too are prone to viral infection when I plug it in. One of the most reliable I find so far other than online storage is to burn them to CD/DVD ROM data disk and carry them on a jewel case. Most of my installation disk are in that way, as well as my important documents and eBooks. When I pop them into an infected system,I am confident that my data remained uninfected and secure. They last longer too.
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
Yes, saving data on external hard disk or a thumb drive is vulnerable to viruses such as Trojan and worm. But saving them in CD will make it possible to change the data if I had to. Thus will increase the cost.
@bloodmask (590)
• India
16 Oct 12
What you say is correct all correct. Now a days there are lot of available online backup tool available for users as bandwith cost has fallen a lot so the downling users have grown more, giving more advantage to online backupers. But while you store data online you are sharing your information with other agencies that with the compny is comiled to fullfill their request. Or maybe it can be used to collect your informaion a lot. What I can suggest you a good idea is use extrnal hdd so that its safe from outside people stop peeking into yours. Also you can use weather resistant cover to coverup your tool to prevent it from damage.
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
But then again, external hard disk or thumb drive are very vulnerable to viruses. Even nowadays there's keep on appearing new kind of threat that current anti-virus software can't handle. At the very least, if I backup my data online I can still access them if I forgot to bring the external hard disk or thumb drive. Plus, I can share my data with my friends worldwide in some easy steps.
@voldrox (7199)
• India
17 Oct 12
hi there, I think the best option these days is to have a cloud back up of it all, online back up that is. If it's the applications that you are asking about then I am sorry i don't know of any I can recommend because i have personally never done this sort of thing. But certainly as I have heard others talk they all appreciate this online back up thing because it is very hard for you to loose those data because virtually they aren't stored on any hard disc, of the server stores them but you can be sure they will take proper care to not let that server information get lost. Also these days you can get a USB 3 external hard disc for fast copying and moving of files, you could probably have one of that because I have found them to be very efficient in use.
@aghanim2 (65)
• Indonesia
20 Oct 12
you can use crashplan+ to backup online, i think its good