“While Time Machine might be an excellent backup solution if you are physically near your Time Capsule, it doesn’t help at all once you’ve stepped out of your home and you begin traveling with your MacBook Pro. You could go hours, days, or even weeks without any backups at all… depending on how long you’re away from your home! If you go on a vacation for 2 weeks with your laptop, you just went 2 weeks without any backup at all! This is obviously not acceptable for anybody who cares about keeping their data safe,” Rose writes. “Sure, you could travel with a portable hard drive to backup onto, but (a) that will weigh you down a little bit more, and I like to travel as lightly as possible; and (b) that may not protect you in case of a theft.”
Rose writes, “Therefore, I have now turned to an online backup service in the cloud (in addition to my Time Machine backups), because this online backup service keeps my MacBook Pro backed up at ALL TIMES, even when I’m away from home. All I need is an Internet connection, and my data is backed up. Online backup services are wonderful because they are INEXPENSIVE (only $5 per month!) and they provide an UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF STORAGE SPACE (unlimited!) for your online backups. They even keep files that you’ve deleted off your Mac for up to 30 days, so you can still retrieve files that you accidentally deleted off your Mac.”
Rose reports, “I compared the 5 leading online backup services, and my #1 favorite online backup service is now backblaze.com, because it is totally Mac-like in its simplicity and ease-of-use.”
Read more about why Rose chose backblaze and which other services he looked at in the full article – recommended – here.