What are the disadvantages and advantages of having an online backup service?

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Online backup is the best way to protect important documents and other media files from the foreseeable.

What are the disadvantages and advantages of having an online backup service?

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of having an online backup service?

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Every thing has both sides such as advantage and disadvantage. So the online backups also have advantages and disadvantages.

Following advantage is in online backup

• We can get back our data in any time

• Virus can not attack or malware can not affect to online data.

• There have virtual file sharing system for online data

• It saves time and money.

Following disadvantage is in online backup

• Data may delete any time from server.

• Intruders can modify the server to steal data

• Online data can break your privacy

• You must need to have internet connection for store data in online, that are an extra charge for you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #157304

What are the disadvantages and advantages of having an online backup service?

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Hi Koka-PaluWa,

With the increasing amount of personal data we save on our computers, many consumers are looking for an easier, more effective way to back up their data. Online backup services are becoming an increasingly popular method for both home and small business users to perform data backup.

The main advantages of having a backup online as are follows:

1. Automatically backup process mainly online storage facilities provide an option for scheduling the back-up update process. When a schedule is made for back-up updating, then it will automatically updated to the servers, whether a change is made or not. These scheduling will happen without the user intervention.

2. Requires no input once the backup is configured, you will rarely have to provide any input to the process.

3. Can be accessed to your files from anywhere at any time.

Once the data is uploaded to the online backup system, you can view the files anywhere at anytime.

4. File encryption. This option help you to secure the extreme sensitive files using passwords. As mentioned above each and everything in this world have its on disadvantages.

They are as follows:

1. Slow data transfer according to time. Sometimes uploading files to online storage system takes so much time & also downloading files from online storage.

2. Not applicable for dial-up users. Using dial-up connection is much slower as 5 times of normal connection. So you may have to spend months to upload data.

3. Unsure about the service availability. Sometimes online storage system will have to shut down permanently for critical reasons.

4. Limited storage. Usually all online storage facilities have a limitation on uploading data.

Hope these helped you.

Thanks.

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