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0:31 Cloud storage vs Cloud backup – the difference
1:11 Cloud backup
1:59 Redundant storage
3:46 Example – Carbonite
7:06 Attaching external hard drive
8:24 To sum it up…
10:05 Advantages and disadvantages
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In general, when we speak about cloud backup files are mirrored from a device to the cloud. This can be your computer, a server, your mobile or any machine that stores data locally. Using the cloud reduces the risk of total data loss because data is stored remotely. Whatever happens to your computer you can always retrieve your files because of that ‘mirroring process’ that took place earlier via the internet.
That’s one of the main differentiators between cloud storage and cloud backup. While traditional cloud storage service like Dropbox let you pick *one* folder to sync, a cloud backup service like Carbonite mirrors all your computers files.
By not restricting you to the sync-folder model of cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about making sure you’ve actually moved all of the content you want to backup into that single folder. This also means that if you need to replace your computer because of a hard-drive crash or other mishap, you can restore your exact file structure on your new device.
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