Data security across devices
The more we rely on technology, the more we risk something going wrong. Any device can be stolen, damaged, or lost, not to mention hackers and data surveillance. But when you store your files on an end-to-end encrypted cloud, you and your files remain safe at all times.
Why cloud data backups are important
Backups take a lot of time, and most people don’t even bother making them. If you don’t back up data regularly, your efforts are mostly wasted.
You may forget to make a backup, but the cloud won’t. With the automatic backup, you can always find the latest version of your file.
Everything you store on NordLocker Cloud is end-to-end encrypted, protecting your data from damage, snooping, and ransomware attacks.
Cloud backups are much easier than local ones. Drop your files into the app, and they’ll be instantly encrypted and backed up in the cloud.
Back up your data on any device
If you don’t delete something, it’s probably because you think you may need it in the future. Making backups (extra copies) ensures you never lose your digital possessions. But while it’s easy to back up the operating system on Windows and macOS, the security of your files often depends on you. You can back up files manually by copying them onto removable drives or automate this task by using the cloud.
How NordLocker’s cloud backup protects your files
NordLocker can help individuals protect their privacy and help organizations secure their data and ensure data recovery and business continuity. Here’s how backup secures files in your cloud lockers.
Drop files into the app
Files are encrypted on
Cloud lockers are synced
and backed up
Log in from any device to
access your files securely
When you add files via NordLocker’s Android or iOS apps, or make changes to any files on your storage, they are automatically backed up in the cloud. But if you store files in local lockers, don’t forget to back them up yourself.
Cloud backup and recovery: What’s the difference?
Even though backup and recovery are two ends of the same process, there is an important distinction between the two.
To protect an important file, you can make an extra copy and move it onto a flash drive. That's a backup. You may never use that copy, but it’s there just in case. If something goes wrong, you can take your flash drive and use the file you saved. That’s recovery. But people often forget about backups, and recovery can become cumbersome and extremely expensive. People spend thousands of dollars having to pay a ransom for their data or trying to extract some files from a damaged drive.
In other words, you can make backups without recovery. But you cannot recover without a backup.
How to restore your files using cloud backup
NordLocker’s cloud backup protects your files in various situations. Even if we put the digital dangers aside, you may always find yourself in desperate need of a file while you’re away from your computer. Whatever happens, your files stay protected and accessible to you.
If your device gets damaged or attacked by ransomware, the recovery will be easy. Since the backup files are stored in the cloud, your data will be restored automatically the next time you log into your NordLocker account.
Cloud backup is a copy of your data stored on the cloud. For example, while your operating system can back itself up automatically, the backups are stored on your device. With cloud backup, your data is stored on the cloud and synced across your devices. If anything happens to your device, you could recover your data with the cloud backups
To back up data, a new copy must be created. Saving a document is not backup because the data is overwritten, leaving a single file. Backups are often done automatically, but you can also make them manually.
If you copy your photos to a removable drive, it’s manual backup
If you schedule weekly backups of your operating system, it’s automatic.
If you use a Windows PC, you can back up your files with Microsoft’s built-in backup tool. However, you’ll need an external drive to store your data. You can also use services like NordLocker Cloud and back up your data in a cloud. This way, your data is protected even if something happens to your device.
The Apple ecosystem is built on synchronizing users’ messages, contacts, and files via iCloud. Mac computers also have a built-in backup tool. You can use it to save your data locally or on a removable drive. Cloud services like NordLocker are another option for how you can back up data. You can secure files on your device and back them up in a few clicks.
In short, nothing. If you have several backup files and would like to free up some device space, deleting them would be completely safe. Make sure to leave the most recent one, though. This way, you could still restore your data if anything happened to your device.
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