Your best file backup & security safety net hack
By nothingbutnet, Nov 26 2014 03:28AM
So you’re no doubt intrigued as to what clever idea that I concocted on the spot very recently, it was in response to my business coach saying that he’s so pedantic with not wanting to lose his files, that he will create his business documents, invoices etc, then save them into his Dropbox account and spend additional time uploading them to Google Drive’s cloud storage.
Now, I’m a real fanboy of both Dropbox and Google Drive websites, however unlike my coach, I use them both separately to each other. business files and documents live in the Google Drive, and everything else on Dropbox.
Whilst Cloud storage is great, you always hear the business horror stories of someones files getting lost in the digital nether or a hacker got in and messed things up! What ever you’ve heard, you never hear the same person say something along the lines of “My Dropbox got hacked, and Google’s file server crashed and all my data is lost!”. Luckily two giants in the online file storage world don’t just disappear at the same time.
So, enough fluff there Mick, what is the small business hack you wanted to talk about? Fair enough, Both cloud storage businesses offer you a computer app where you install it to your computer and you can access all your online storage through folders on your computer, everything syncs together. If you’re overly pedantic about losing your files, simple put your Google Drive folder in to your Dropbox folder, and whamo! Your stuff is automatically backed up to two of the largest cloud storage companies in the world!
Sure this business hack sounds simple, but how many people actually have done it already I ask!