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What to Know About Cloud Backup Feature

In today's increasingly digital world, our lives are intertwined with data. From precious family photos and videos to critical work documents, we rely on our digital assets. But what happens when disaster strikes? That's where cloud backup comes to the rescue.

Understanding Cloud Backup

At its core, cloud backup is a service that allows you to store your data securely on remote servers, often provided by third-party providers. This practice ensures that your files are protected from the threats that our digital lives face daily: hardware failures, cyberattacks, accidental deletions, and more. Let's delve into what you should know about this valuable feature.

Automated Backups

One of the main advantages of cloud backup is automation. Gone are the days when you had to remember to back up your data manually. With cloud backup, your files are continuously and automatically uploaded to the cloud. This set-and-forget approach means that you can focus on your work or personal life without worrying about data loss.

Data Security and Encryption

When you entrust your data to a cloud backup service, security is paramount. Reputable providers use robust encryption methods to ensure that your files remain confidential and protected. Your data is encrypted during transmission and while it's stored on the server. This double-layer of encryption ensures that even if unauthorized access occurs, your information remains unreadable.

Data Accessibility from Anywhere

Another advantage of cloud backup is accessibility. As long as you have an internet connection, you can access your backed-up files from anywhere in the world. Whether you need to retrieve a document for a business meeting or share family photos with a friend on the other side of the globe, cloud backup provides the convenience of remote access.

Version History

Accidents happen, and sometimes we may need to recover an earlier version of a file. Many cloud backup services offer versioning, which means they store multiple copies of files. This feature is particularly valuable when a critical document undergoes unintended changes. You can simply roll back to a previous version, restoring your peace of mind.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Most cloud backup solutions are cross-platform, meaning they work on various operating systems and devices. Whether you use Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS, you can find a compatible cloud backup service. This versatility makes it an ideal solution for both personal and professional use.

Choosing the Right Cloud Backup Service

As cloud backup services abound, it's crucial to select one that suits your needs. Consider factors such as storage capacity, pricing, ease of use, and customer support. Additionally, check for features like two-factor authentication and the provider's reputation for security.

Conclusion

In an age where digital data is the lifeblood of our personal and professional worlds, safeguarding it is paramount. Cloud backup offers a reliable, automated, and secure way to protect your files from unforeseen events. Whether you're an individual looking to secure precious memories or a business professional safeguarding critical documents, cloud backup serves as a data safety net in an unpredictable digital landscape. So, take advantage of this technology and ensure your valuable data is protected, no matter what the future holds.

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Re: What to Know About Cloud Backup Feature

I have been a Norton user for many years, using virus protection and (automatic) cloud backup on 2 laptops and 2 desktops in our house. on 11/6/23 wife's laptop's hard drive failed.  I confidently replaced the SSD Hard drive and started the restore process of Norton Cloud Backup.  I nicely restored all data prior to 2020 -- no data for the last 3 years.  An online check said that I had to have MS365 to recover data from One Drive, and the files I could view in my account from the OneDrive website were not the missing files.  So, I had data recovery performed on the failed drive and also got back all data prior to 2020.  I thought 3 years of her data was lost for sure.  In preparing her PC with the new SSD for future use, I logged onto OneDrive, and it immediately asked me if I wanted to restore data.  I said yes and was able to recover ALL of my wife's data -- including everything from 2020 until 11/6/2023!!!!  We are overjoyed.  However this raises the question if the Laptop was performing Norton Automatic Cloud backup, why did not have all of my wife's data?  Why was a proper backup not available for the period before the failure?  Very disappointed in Norton!

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How much storage space do you have free in your Norton Cloud Backup? You need to remember that your storage limit is shared among all devices in your 360 subscription. 

Check your backup sets by signing into your Norton Account and ensure that all backup sets did not stop backing up around 2020.

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I am using about 150 of 250 available GB.  My Norton account indicates a backup on my wife's Laptop on 11/06/23 only.  What triggers the Automatic Cloud Backup?

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Once set up, a backup should run in the background, usually when the system is idle. 

Check the backup set settings on the device that is not betting backed up. Go through all the steps and maybe make one change to one item and test. You can change it back after the test.

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I have my files and pictures backed up. But only 789 MB out of 50 GB is being used. Seems like I have way more photos than that! Are the cloud backups compressed?

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I have my files and pictures backed up. But only 789 MB out of 50 GB is being used. Seems like I have way more photos than that! Are the cloud backups compressed?

Not compressed.  Check your settings for your backup set to ensure you have selected all the files and photos you wish to have backed up. 

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