Login and upload to the cloud
This process is ongoing backup to a storage medium that is always connected to the internet. The term ‘cloud’ refers to the backup storage facility being accessible from the internet. Cloud backup is different to online backup in that the data can be accessed securely from any other computer with an internet connection.
|Good pyhsical protection
Easy to access
Files are automatically backed up
Data is replicated across several storage media
||More expensive than local backups
Slow initial backups
Slow to restore
Requires fast internet connection for optimal performance
A process in which files in multiple locations update each other – copying changes back and forth – whether it be real-time local or offsite. There are many different file synchronisation software packages.