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Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Fourth Edition by Joe Kissell

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Internet Backup Services

The idea behind Internet backup services is simple: using either a conventional backup program or proprietary software, perform backups as usual, but use secure Internet file servers—rather than local or network volumes—as the destination.

In early versions of this book, I described a few such services and said that although they might be useful in some cases for easy, supplemental off-site backups, their cost was too high, and their speed too slow, to make them interesting as primary backup destinations. Since then, a great deal has changed: numerous new services have appeared, prices have fallen, software has become more sophisticated and broadband availability has increased. As a result, online backups are now worthy ...

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