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By Enrique De Argaez,
Doing backup is a very important element of any computer
user's computing experience, and internet backup is an exciting new part of
this activity. Backup involved the use of physical media such as floppy disks,
CD-Rs or ZIP disks. Today, however, it is now possible to backup your data
through the internet without ever having to touch a disk. This is a very useful,
exciting and powerful form of backup that can make your backup process go much
Perhaps you have important data on your computer. Maybe it's not the entire
year's business records (although that is a possibility), but it's valuable
information nonetheless. If you use your computer to keep expense accounts,
insurance records, tax documentation, business communications, or that novel
you have been working on, you have a perfectly legitimate reason to consider
some sort of offsite storage. If something happened to your home or if your
hard drive crashed, having another copy of that data could be a lifesaver.
When you backup your files through the internet, you never have to bother
with finding a disk which holds your data on it again. Your data is always
right there on the internet, ready to be accessed whenever you desire. You can
access your data from any computer in the world with an internet connection.
When you backup your files on the internet, you are storing them on an online
server which is separate from your computer. It works essentially as an internet
drive which you can always reach through the internet. All you need to do is go
to the internet address where your online drive is found, log in with your
username and password and you can access all of the files that you have backed
up through the internet.
Because of the fact that it is on the internet, you have almost unlimited
possibilities with your backup storage. While physical media such as floppy
disks or CD-ROMs are limited in how much they can store, an internet backup
drive is essentially unlimited in how much data it can hold, as it can be
powered by a number of servers each of which can hold great amounts of data.
If you have a lot of data to backup, Internet data backup can be an excellent
resource for you.
About the Author:
Enrique De Argaez is the webmaster of the "Internet World Stats" website. Since
2000 he has been collecting Internet Usage Statistics, and
publishing the data for over 233 countries and regions of the
world for free use by the academia, the global business community
and the general public. For data on Internet World
Usage, please visit: http://www.InternetWorldStats.com