just a coupla things...people have no idea what back up means. it's not their fault. i submit if you ever tried using Micosoft's back-up for a system backup..fugetabout it. that leaves purchasing some software that is just as cryptic as Microsoft's. If you subscribe to a securtiy program online..you might have some "complimentary" backup software albeit so proprietary that should a catastrophic event occur, the software is virtually useless. most of the units now have all that stuff on a partition...but if you lose the drive...that partition is about as usefull as **bleep** on a bull. There is no sense, other than the commercial greed, for keeping people so destitute in backing up their systems with simple, easy to use, back up software, and it ought to be FREE. why can't some company be a big ole fan on the people who buy their product and offer a damned universal backup product? Lose your hard drive?> Got your dvd's, cd's that you made with XYZ brand's backup utility....no worries...replace the drive....stick your discs in and let'er rip...it's all good. why can't somebody do that? Without charging us a *censored word* arm and a leg?
Best answer by JimM
It sounds like you're frustrated with existing backup solutions. Well, there is good news. Soon, Webroot will be replacing the existing backup & sync solution with a new, improved version
Even the current version Webroot provides is a cloud-based solution, and the new one will be cloud-based as well. That means no need to perform complicated manual backups, like the kind you're describing.
Certainly, the old way of backing things up via DVDs or even external hard drives can be frustrating, and depending on how you're doing it, it could be time-consuming as well. Cloud storage, on the other hand, is seemless and occurs automatically in the background once you have it set up to back up what you want backed up.
Now it's not free, like I think you're saying you would like
, but you get a very significant amount of storage for a relatively low price. And you don't have to mess with performing manual backups, which I gather should be a big plus for you.
From what I've seen of the new backup solution, it's going to be a great improvement over the system we currently have in place. As a current Complete subscriber, you'll get to check it out in about a month when it's ready. I'll be interested to hear what you think!