Category: Tips

  • World Backup Day – Make a Plan

    World Backup Day – Make a Plan

    Today is World Backup Day if you have not noticed I have been writing about it most of the week. Of course here at OnlineBackupDeals.com every day is World Backup Day and really you do need to backup and check your backups more than once a year. Since today is World Backup Day here are…

  • How to Share Big Files In The Cloud: 5 Best Services

    This guest post is by Jesse Langley   The Internet has changed the way we consume information and collaborate with co-workers and clients. Instead of just reading documents, we want slide shows, videos, advanced graphics and real-time collaboration. However, many of these files are too large to send the old-fashioned way ‚Äì via email ‚Äì…

  • Online Backup for College Students

    College has changed considerably since I went, but there are a few things that are not much different. One being that money for spending on anything but essentials is tight so finding that extra cash to buy a subscription to a backup service can be difficult. The reality is thought backing up your data as…

  • Personal Cloud Servers

    Dropbox has had a few problems lately with upsetting users with a couple terms of service changes and then they had that problem with allowing people access without a password. These problems have made a lot of Dropbox users to start looking at alternatives to using Dropbox. Another option that many people are looking at…

  • Always Be Prepared

    Lisa Tortorello has great post about how Carbonite helped to save the day for her. Often this is not the kind of story I hear or read about so it is nice to read about someone having a computer crash and not losing all of their files.   I just wished all the people and…

  • World Backup Day

    Thanks to some resourceful Reddit users World Backup Day has become a reality! On March 31st be sure to check that your backups are working correctly, that includes your local and online backup. Don’t forget to also do a test restore of some of your data from your backups as well. A backup is only…

  • Local Backup Software

    The focus here at Online Backup Deals is obviously online backup, but online backup should not be your only backup. It is always best to have more than one backup of your data and a local backup has a number of advantages over online backup. The most important is a local backup is faster. It…

  • Use Dropbox to Extend Your Backup Service

    It has been a while since I added any new backup tips here at OnlineBackupDeals.com so I thought I would let people in on a tip that I use everyday to help make sure my files are backed up and safe. The beautiful part about this tip is it works with every online backup service…

  • Upload Your Precious Photos to Smugmug

    A large number of people that I talk to the most precious files on their computer are their digital photos. They have embraced digital photography and take hundreds of photos of their kids, family, vacations and their life. While they have embraced digital photography they are often sent into a state of shock when they…

  • Restore Options

    Backing up your data online is great, but what do you do when the unthinkable happens and your hard drive or computer has died and you need to get that data restored? I have talked about doing a test restore in the past and that can help you when the time comes to getting your…