Hybrid Backup

However, there is one important caveat with online backup. While online backup is less expensive, safer, and more convenient that backing up to a local drive, it is just one backup copy. One backup copy does not guarantee total protection. Most data protection experts recommend the 3-2-1 rule of backup:

  1. 3 Maintain three copies of your data
  2. 2 across two media
  3. 1 with one backup copy located offsite

The best “all-in-one” backup software provides both on-line backup and local backup capabilities. This is known as “hybrid backup” or “dual-protection.”

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