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How to Backup Files and Access them Remotely

Posted by David  •  Apr 30th, 2009 3:22:21 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Reggie and the Full Effect - Megan 2K2

How to Backup Files and Access them Remotely

For the past month I have been backing up my files remotely. I am storing all music, software, and photos on a remote server.

The idea is to store and back up all of my .jpg, jpeg, .gif, .png, .doc, .docx, .db, .sql, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .bin, .ink, .3g2, .torrent, .bmp, .psd, .psp, .pspimage, .fla, .swf, .ai, . .zip, .rar, .iso, .img, .exe, .bat, .cmd, .avi, .xvid, .divx, .cfg, .svg, .rom, .log, .dll, files so that I can access them at a later date.

The only reason why I am backing up is to store what means the most to me. I have organized my files, functions, themes, and profiles, in such a way that I will never have to worry about hardware.

If I have a drivers disk that I will need, I make it into a .ISO and simply back it up to my 1TB external drive, which then syncs to my remotely hosted account.

It is said that your data is only safe if you back it up three times. Once in your home, secondly at an office, and third remotely at a server that is other than where you live.

Many people are afraid of the remote server personal accessing there files, and I do understand that. My recommendation is to encrypt your files. I won't go into encrypting files here, but if you do a google search perhaps you will find what you need. From there you will have the ability to upload your encrypted files and have them hosted.

Some remote file hosting websites that I recommend are safe and private. Here is a list for you to try out.

External Links

  • Carbonite
  • iDrive
  • Mozy
  • Amazon S3

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