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How To Save In The Cloud With Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive?


A loss of data is often a disaster, both personally and professionally, which generates stress and anxiety. It is therefore better to put all the odds on its side and plan ahead a backup strategy (backup of Windows 10, backup of personal data, planning and backup media) that will save you a lot of trouble. Because data recovery is not always easy, even if reliable tools are available nowadays, and a backup of your data will facilitate the task in case of problems. A good way to proceed? Back up your data in the cloud using one of the popular cloud storage services Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

Cloud backup

What is cloud backup?

Cloud in English means cloud, the exact term of the process is cloud computing. Simply put, backing up in the cloud means backing up your data on the storage of a remote server (so not on your own computer or external hard drive / USB drive) via a network (LAN or internet more often). Your data can be accessible (privately or publicly depending on your settings) at any time from the internet.

The most popular storage services in the clouds are Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive or Apple iCloud or Amazon S3. Most offer free for their basic version of several GB of data storage. If you want to be able to store more data, you will have to pay a few euros per month to have more storage space. It should be noted that many F.A.I (Internet Access Providers) such as Orange, Bouygues or SFR also include in their Internet offers a free storage space in the Cloud.

What is the cloud?

What is cloud computing?

Let’s take a look at the definition of the cloud and what’s the use of the cloud. We will also look at some notions related to cloud computing.

You can not escape, everywhere you talk about the cloud. So far, the notion was confined to the computer press, but now the cloud has become mainstream. For some time now, we’ve only been talking about the cloud.

But by the way, what is the cloud? Where is cloud computing?

Before you begin, cloud means cloud. So wherever you talk about the cloud, you’ll see cloud-based illustrations. You will understand why further.

Cloud computing definition

If you ask this question to different people, you may have as many answers as interlocutors. So, I’m not going to give you a new definition, but rather use the one formulated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Google translation (slightly improved)

One could summarize this way: “Cloud computing is to be able to use computing resources without owning them”. (It’s really big, and it’s really reductive, but I think it sums up pretty well!)

Rash added on April 20, 2016: My definition above, looks so good, I found it for a few months on a number of sites explaining the cloud! I just wish that all those sites that have a date of publication much more recent than mine have the courage to quote their sources! (and I even saw on a site, someone who dared to write: “MY” definition: not even ashamed, the guy!). Look instead: the result of Google search!


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