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Backing Up with Cloudberry

For the last couple of years, I've been a happy customer of Crashplan.  A backup service that saves my data to the cloud in almost real time.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) they decided to discontinue their consumer product.  My options were to pay more for their commercial solution or find something else.  I decided to find something else.

Why do we need backups?

As a prelude to my choice, I wanted to start with why I need a backup solution at all.  I mean why was I paying Crashplan more than $60 a year to back up my data?  Why would I do that when there are options like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive or iCloud, etc.?

So here's the deal, there are two kinds of services out there that people see as backing up your data.  There are file synchronization services (OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.) and there are backup services (Cloudberry, Crashplan, Carbonite, etc.).  What's the difference?

A backup service backs up your data.  Maybe to an external hard drive or to the…