What is the difference between Backup and Storage?
What is Online Backup?
Backup automatically copies all of your chosen files online. When you install the XL Cloud desktop software it asks you which folders you would like to backup. The software then creates a mirror of those folders on our servers in the cloud. If you create a new file in one of those folders, XL Cloud will automatically upload the file to the cloud. If you edit a file, XL Cloud will replace the old file with the new one. If you delete a file on your computer, XL Cloud will remove it from the cloud.
If you accidentally remove a file from your computer you can review your deleted files on the XL Cloud portal and download the file back to your computer – this will only work up to 30 days after the file has been deleted.
If your computer breaks or needs to be restored you can download all of your important documents back to your PC or Mac. Simply install the XL Cloud Restore program and click the download button.
Backup basically stops you from losing your files if your computer has a virus or a mechanical failure. This is a simple service which is perfect for people who want things to happen automatically.
What is Online Storage?
Online Storage allows you to access and edit your files anywhere at any time. Simply upload your chosen files to the cloud and then access them from any device with an internet connection. This allows you to work on files from multiple computers and stops you from carrying hard drives or USB keys with you.
Online Storage also allows users to share files with their friends or colleagues via a built in web sharing function. Simply select which files you want your friends to have access to and place them in the web sharing folder. You can select if you want the files to be visible to a specific friend or available for everyone to view and download.
Online Storage is simply a way to access and edit your files securely on the cloud. You can edit your files easily from a range of devices and share data with other people.