Cloud Storage vs Cloud Backup – What’s the Difference?


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In general, when we speak about cloud backup files are mirrored from a device to the cloud. This can be your computer, a server, your mobile or any machine that stores data locally. Using the cloud reduces the risk of total data loss because data is stored remotely. Whatever happens to your computer you can always retrieve your files because of that ‘mirroring process’ that took place earlier via the internet.

That’s one of the main differentiators between cloud storage and cloud backup. While traditional cloud storage service like Dropbox let you pick *one* folder to sync, a cloud backup service like Carbonite mirrors all your computers files.

By not restricting you to the sync-folder model of cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about making sure you’ve actually moved all of the content you want to backup into that single folder. This also means that if you need to replace your computer because of a hard-drive crash or other mishap, you can restore your exact file structure on your new device.



Matt DeWitt says:

I have been told by the apple store that carbonate slows your computer down ? Is this true with carbonate, back blaze or crash plan?

Jordan F says:

Your back!!! 🙂 Hi! 🙂

Gilbert Sylvain says:

Google photos has unlimited backup. Apple sucks when they charge for storage

ilikedakine says:

have you ever done a restore from Carbonite? Takes a lifetime to do a large restore from a carbonite backup.

Nathan S says:

thank you for this video

cameraman655 says:

I believe that you may have answered a question that has been bothering me for sometime, however, I need some clarification. Basically, I want to keep the internal HDs (2) on my iMac “clean”, porting files and photos to my external drives as well as a cloud service. The annoying issue that I seem to have with these services is that all, Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, use what I call the “bounce back” effect, essentially sending back the image (s) that I uploaded to the cloud back to my computer’s HD. My boot drive on my iMac (2012) is a 250gb along with a 1TB HHD that I use for temporary storage for photo editing purposes, later transferring to my Drobo. Suffice it to say, those “bounced back” images will fill up that 250gb very quickly. According to your description, all of the cloud services rely upon the files to remain on the user’s computer HD to work correctly. I have no issue with the files being sent to one of my external drives but I can not seem to configure this with any of the afore mentioned services. So, is there a service that will store my files without sending them back to my computer?

deanc2000 says:

What’s the best strategy if you use multiple computers?

Mech0z says:

I see a problem with using together with Carbonite when storing photos

I would create a folder in sync (And have that folder be backed up by Carbonite) and eventually move that folder to the “Vault” part or have it deselected in selective sync as I dont have space for all my photos on my pc

Then after 60 days Carbonite would delete those files as they are invisible to my computer, as I have chosen not to sync them and I would only have 1 online backup

Is there a way to avoid this problem?

dsol productions says:

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unbelvbl says:

tnx for the video. what would you recommend as a substitute to Cubby?

Querubim O.C.N. says:

Mauricio, i have a suggestion.
Could you do a video explain the basics of the backup features show in comparison chart…

Free External HD Backup
Continuous Backup
Incremental Backup
Backup Scheduling
Bare Metal Backup
Exclude File Extensions for Backup
Network Drives
Bandwidth throttling
Web Access
HIPAA Compliant
File Size Limit

I understood that Free External HD Backup you can’t add a external hard drive.. to upload those files to cloud that is it, isn’t?

Krisde Winkle says:

I have had my computer crash twice and its a real pain to rebuild it, I cant afford an external drive putting out a couple of hundred dollars for one of those. I was thinking of using one of the cloud servers but it as i have read and read and watched vids all i seem to find is ones that just let you put pics books and so on. I really need one that i can pay monthly and can back up my whole computer so i can restore it if it crashes. I dont need it to run all the time if i could find one that did it once a week or even month so i have something to fall back on and a place to start with out starting from loading windows please wait lol.
So what i am asking is do you know of a server that does this that wont cost me and arm or my first born. Thanks for your time love your vids.

quatie says:

I use Google Drive to back up my RAW files, would you say that was the best option?

tandhase says:

What happens if you get a cryptolocker virus/malware? Does carbonite and/or dropbox mirror your newly encrypted data? If so, you’re data is trapped locally and in the cloud unless you pay a ransom. OR, can you roll back the data to a data prior to the cryptolocker type virus and regain access to your data?

Bokicazver says:

Thank you …

Mark Barner says:

So WHO wins backblaze vs carbonite?

Cormac O'Sheehan says:

How do these services work if you are backing up for example, an ASUS laptop, the laptop goes kaput and you get a Dell laptop as a replacement. Will restoring the backup put all the ASUS files that you no longer need, back on your system and bloat your new laptop unnecessarily? Same question if you’re going from W7 to W10, or what about from a MAC to a PC, or PC to Linux?

I like to have minimal bloat and unnecessary files on my systems and have been using Sugarsync to backup ONLY the folders that contain my personal files or profiles of some programs like Thunderbird. Some of the Thunderbird profile files were approx 2GB however and as these files were changed each time a new email was sent or received, Sugarsync was constantly restarting the uploads and it never really had enough time to fully backup the complete file which resulted in a bit of a panic on a recent system problem. I’ve been told I need a service that will do deduplication so it will scan the actual file for changes and only sync the changed segments, I’m not sure how it works to be honest.

Do you offer any one on one advice services (paid) via email/skype? I’m wrecking my head at the moment trying to find the best solution!

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