Backup to the cloud or from the cloud

Is it still necessary to have a hard copy backup to the info placed on the cloud?

  • I always believe in having multiple backups of my data. A common backup strategy is the 3-2-1 backup.

    3 - copies of your data

    2 - minimum of 2 different types of media

    1 - stored off-site

    If you know that the cloud vendor has multiple backups in different locations, that would work but you are putting your trust in them to keep all your data safe.

  • Thank you for sharing this concept! Excellent!

  • I agree with this 100%.  An advantage of local backups is faster recovery times.  An advantage of cloud based backup is recovery from natural disaster.