Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:55 PM
I will simply say that, in terms of backups, I am far more confident in the protocols followed by professional data centers than I am in what virtually anyone does at home.
Whether the cloud storage is free or not to "little guys" you can be certain that there are tons of paying customers whose data is kept on the same servers.
Having a cloud backup as well as a readily available local backup is the best way to ensure that at least one backup survives. And if something is really, really, really critical you might even want to have three backups - two of which are not physically colocated with the original being backed up but would likely be on media that get swapped out with each other regularly. Recovering massive amounts of data from the cloud is slow compared to doing so from local drives.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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