What Online Backup Service Do YOU Use, Tim?

Do You Back Up Locally or Just Online?

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Curious what online backup service I use at home? Wondering how else I keep my data safe?

The following question is one of many you'll find in my Online Backup FAQ:

"Hey Tim, what online backup service do YOU use? Do you also backup to an external drive or do you just use online backup?"

Currently, I'm a Backblaze subscriber. Personally, I find Backblaze easiest to use, quicker to back up, and less of a hog on my computer's resource than other services. See my Backblaze Review for feature and price details, as well as my personal thoughts.

I have also been a Carbonite and Mozy customer at different times in the past. For the most part, I moved on due to price or plan changes, not because of reasons that would keep me from recommending any of them.

It's very important that you understand that I do not get the Backblaze service for free, nor do they (or did they ever) compensate me in return for a positive review or recommendation. I researched and chose Backblaze for my online backup needs at my home prior to writing my review.

As much as it's obvious that I love Backblaze, they might not be the right cloud backup provider for you. You likely got here from my Online Backup Services Reviewed list where I have over several dozen services listed. Any of those might be the right fit for you based on your needs.

Finally, no, I do not also backup locally. I used to keep all of my data simultaneously backed up on a second hard drive installed on my desktop but I don't anymore. The drive failed on me in 2012 and I've never setup another local backup since online backup has worked out so well for me.

If you, however, are interested in also backing up locally, know that the software that facilitates the online backing up for some of the services I talk about also have the option to simultaneously back up locally - just look for Multiple Backup Destination Option(s) in my Online Backup Comparison Chart or look closely at the service's list of features on their website.

Another option is to run yet another backup program. You'll need to setup an independent backup list and backup schedule with that second tool, but it's doable. There are some great commercial backup programs but I'd look hard through my Free Backup Software list before paying for anything.

Here are more questions I answer as part of my Online Backup FAQ: