Online Backup

Online Backup (aka “Cloud Backup”) is similar to Cloud Storage, but with some notable differences. While an Online Backup service will automatically transfer files to the cloud for safe keeping, a Cloud Storage service relies on the user to initiate the file transfer.

Online Backup is typically a set-it-and-forget-it type of thing, where everything hums along in the background after the initial configuration. Cloud Storage can be thought of as your own hard-drive in the cloud, where it is accessible from any networked computer anywhere.

Both Online Backup and Cloud Storage services typically offer a mechanism to share files with others.

Some of the most popular Online Backup services include Carbonite and Mozy.

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