Discussions about data backup methods and techniques. Large businesses with IT professionals consider data backup and recovery absolutely essential. Many small businesses and most home computer users are doing very little to protect their data even though data loss would be a very painful and costly experience.
Too Cheap to Pay For Backup Service
There are ways to store your backup data online and pay next to nothing, but that doesn't mean they are a good value. I have seen postings where people are using Gmail and other online storage that wasn't intended to be used as a backup solution. If your data is worth backing up, then you should at least use a real backup service.
Quoted from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2272331,00.asp:
Most online backup solutions would charge you hundreds of dollars per year to store 250GB of data. My budget doesn't run too deep, unfortunately. That's when an idea struck me: What if I contract with a cheap Web-hosting company and use the web server space as an online backup solution?