We store thousands of songs, videos, documents on our computer hard disk. But most of the computer users don’t give much importance to back up. Regularly backing up important data is a very good practice because hard disk can fail any time. A study done by Google shows that computer hard disk failure rate is around 8% after two years of service. That means out of 12 hard disks 1 hard disk will fail within just two years of usage. If you are not taking regular backup, then you are at risk, you can lose important data any time. Keep in mind that recovering all data from damaged hard disk is not possible all the time and it can be very expensive. So start taking regular backups everyday or every week if you are too lazy.
Here are some interesting facts about backup -
- All hard drives will crash during their lifetime
- More than 1 in 10 laptops will be stolen in their lifetime
- A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds
- Every year 46% of computer users lose their music, photos, and documents
- 50% of all hard drives will crash within 5 years
- 89.1% of PC users don’t perform regular backups
- A recent study from Gartner, Inc., found that 90 percent of companies that experience data loss go out of business within two years.
- 70 percent of companies go out of business after a major data loss
The question which comes to our mind is that how to take backup and where to save backup files. You can save backup files on DVD disks or USB flash drives or external hard disks if backup size is big. This will reduce the probability of data loss, but your data will not be completely secure. It is the right time to start using Cloud storage which is becoming popular nowadays. The advantage of cloud storage is that your data will be stored in remote data center and data loss probability will be almost zero. Another best thing about online storage is that you can get access to your important files from any computer, mobiles using cloud applications. In this article, I’m going to review JustCloud online backup service.
What is JustCloud Online Backup? What are the features?
JustCloud is relatively new in the online backup services. JustCloud offers unlimited storage space so that you don’t need to think about backup size. It has fully automated backup process which takes regular backups every hour or every day. Your backup data will be encrypted so you don’t have to worry about security of important documents or files. After uploading files to cloud storage, you can access those files any time from anywhere. JustCloud has a multiple computer Sync feature, it is most useful when you have more than one computer. You can easily sync files between them using JustCloud. Let’s see how to use JustCloud free online backup service.
How to use JustCloud Online Backup?
First create a free account in JustCloud online storage. To automatically backup important files from computers you have to install a JustCloud desktop client which works in Windows and Mac. After creating account log in to your dashboard where you will get link to download the desktop client.
Install the desktop client and enter your account credentials and click next.
In the next screen select the folders which you want to take backup. By default JustCloud backs up ‘My Documents’ folder of computer.
JustCloud take automatic backup of important documents and files. You can upload any file by dragging and dropping it on the JustCloud window. Place any file in the ‘Sync Folder’ and that file will be automatically synchronized with the online server.
If you need to get access to any file from another computer or mobile phone, then you just log in to your JustCloud account and browse those files. You can share any file with other users directly from JustCloud.
JustCloud has three different plans – Home, Premium and Unlimited. Home plan gives 75GB online space and Premium plan gives 250GB space for storing data online. Unlimited plan offers unlimited storage space.