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File Backup Storage
When you do a backup, it is not enough to just choose the right software and select a particular method of reserve data copying. The process of copying is only the first stage of backup, the second and third being file backup storage, and data recovery respectively.
Novosoft Office Backup supports virtually any type of backup storage media including optical disks, removable external drives, remote FTP and SFTP servers and suchlike. And while it is solely your prerogative to select the type of file backup storage, we would like to mention the pros and cons of each storage medium to help you make the right choice.
Backup to CD
- CD is an extremely popular storage medium, but is it good in terms of backup? Well, it depends. The CD does have a disadvantage of having small storage capacity, though it has an advantage of having small size. So you may benefit from back up to CD, if your backup set is very small.
Backup to DVD
- DVD is another popular data storage format, and it beats the CD in storage capacity, while having the same physical size. However, it is still not good, if you plan to back up large amounts of data from servers and networks. As a home user you will probable rip the most benefit from DVD backup, but DVD is not a good option for backing up important financial documents as the backup copy may become corrupted with a mere scratch.
- One of the most advanced formats of optical disks is Blu-ray. It allows recording up to 100 GB of data and so can serve well for file backup storage. Whether this format will completely replace CD and DVD remains to be seen, but we do recommend it as a backup storage medium.
Backup to HD DVD
- HD DVD is a new and improved version of DVD, and as far as storage capacity is concerned, it looks like it can lose competition to Blu-ray. But if we just put aside the war of formats, it may be a viable option, provided, of course, your computer is equipped with the HD DVD drive.
Local hard drive backup
- This one is only useful, if you do not have another storage medium at hand. Indeed it makes very little sense to record backup data to the same hard drive from which you back up. However, you may consider doing this as a temporary solution.
External drive backup
- There are different external drives which you can use for file backup storage including external hard drives, flash drives, USB flash cards and suchlike. The main advantage of using external drives is that they can be easily disconnected and stored away from the computer.
- Backup to remote servers via FTP/SFTP is the one way of remote backup, the other being offsite backup via Internet. Remote backup is intended to protect your data from natural disasters like flood or fire. If you require additional security for the data during storage and transfer, you may consider doing remote backup via a secure protocol such as SFTP.
Backup to FTPS
- Backup to remote servers via FTPS protocol. Combination of secured data transferring and distant server provides the best possible protection of data from deletion or damage.
- Offsite backup is the process of copying data to remote servers via Internet. This is a robust method of data protection for those who treasure their time and put security on the first place. It is the farthest and probably most secure method. The data are stored in a data center protected from both natural and human threats, and monitored by a team of professionals.
Novosoft Office Backup supports all the above mentioned methods of file backup storage. We only hope this review has been helpful, but the choice is all yours!