I’m sure you know how important it is to backup your data regularly. Right? Good. Now, when it comes to data backup you have several choices. There are internal and external hard drives, memory cards, USB drives, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and many other mediums onto which you can store secondary copies of your important files and folders.
But how about utilising online storage?
Many companies offer such backup facilities and one of those is BitDefender who also happen to have a pretty damn good track record when it comes to keeping your data secure.
Who better, then, to keep your backups for you (and in an encrypted format).
To use BitDefender Safebox you only need 4 things:
- A computer (or smartphone)
- An internet connection
- An email address
- Some data to backup
Getting started is very easy. You need to pop over to the BitDefender Safebox site and choose your plan. Personally I love the word free so I chose the 2GB storage option shown above but there are larger storage options available at a cost (see the end of this post for further details).
Next you need to sign into your BitDefender account. If you have an antivirus or internet security program from BitDefender then you will already have an account. Otherwise you can create one in about 2 seconds by supplying an email address and inputting a password (remember to make it hard to guess and use numbers, letters and symbols).
Now you’ll be able to sign in and you’ll be presented with the Safebox home screen as above. You can see that I’m already using 2% of my allowance and I did this by clicking on the Manage Folders button and then
dragging over the folders/files I wished to backup, as seen in the picture above.
Depending upon why you use online storage you may or may not fill up that free 2GB allowance. I know I won’t, but should you need more space then simply click on the cog icon found at the top of most screens and then on the tab with a icon that looks like a person:
Now you can click on the green, Get more space, button in order to purchase additional storage.
The price of additional storage should be somewhat similar to the figures in the image above, albeit in whatever currency you use. Personally I’m happy with 2GB of free storage for a few critical files that I like to have backed up in multiple locations (especially as many other companies offer small storage amounts for free too) but you may find value in the plans above.
Check out whichever version may suit you at http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/safebox.html