Cloud Storage vs Cloud Back up
Casedo creates big Casefiles – importing 200 documents into Casedo means, simply put, that those 200 documents now reside within Casedo and therefore make the Casedo file itself a sum of those parts. Big files can be more cumbersome and can be more difficult to use over a networked system. All digital documents should be backed up, but we’ve found that many of our customers think Cloud Storage is back up. It isn’t. So what is the difference?
Cloud storage applications such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Pcloud are designed to both; increase the amount of apparent hard drive space available whilst also making it easier to access and edit files from separate devices. With cloud storage, you must select the files you want to store in the cloud manually and over the internet to the data server which will then forward the information to multiple servers. You can then access the stored data through a web-based interface or more commonly through a folder within the file system on the users’ computer which appears to be a local folder but is actually a synced cloud folder in which the files themselves can be stored locally or not, depending on the users preference.
The difference between the two is simple. Backup saves a copy of your data, so that if it is damaged or lost a fresh copy can be restored, whilst Cloud Storage creates a gateway to access information from anywhere. With Cloud storage, your files are less secure. If your data goes missing and you have not moved or updated your files to Cloud Storage, then you will lose the files.
Cloud backup is designed to make copies of your files and enables continuous backup, giving you a seamless way to restore your files.