After many topics on backup there came a need to address this basic question. For all those who are still new to the data backup world.
Backup is the process of making copies of computer data so that in the event of a data loss it could be used to restore the originals. If you use computers then most probably you may have experienced data loss, the most common cause being human error. Backups also help you recover data from an earlier time or even a specific version of your file.
There are many ways of backing up your data; both manual and automated. It could range from simply copying all your files to an external USB or hard drive to the most advanced could-based continuous protection. Earlier only large companies could afford high-end data protection owing to the cost and complexity. Today you could leverage the best data protection at a fraction of that cost.
The best backup option for home and SMB users are online backup that automatically keeps taking copies of your data and keeps it encrypted and safe in a remote data center. These data centers are typically huge clusters of servers where some leverage the power of cloud computing.
A subscription-based service such as Vaulten could help you with the most advanced data protection at just $9.99 per month. Backing up data is a one-time and simple setup process:
- Download the free online backup software from the Vaulten website.
- Install and select the files, folders or sections of your computer that you wish to backup.
- Start by saving your backup selection and pay only for the size of data backed up.
You never need to remember to backup your computer data ever. Your data is always protected, at home, in office and on the go. So now you know what is backup and how to backup.