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does my online backup service use my data allowance?

popbram
New Member

does my online backup service use my data allowance?

does my online backup service use my data allowance?
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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: does my online backup service use my data allowance?

Yes, anything that syncs to the Cloud will use your data.
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: does my online backup service use my data allowance?

does my online backup service use my data allowance?

Yes, big time. In both upload and download.
It may pay you to get a network drive for such things or perhaps one or more external drives depending on the layout of your network.

Bottom line: Cloud services are a no-no on a data capped service.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: does my online backup service use my data allowance?

USB 3.0 external drives are inexpensive and work very well and will save you from using your data for online backups.  You can use them for system image backups in a separate partition, as well. 

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Liz
Moderator
Moderator

Re: does my online backup service use my data allowance?

Good morning popbram,

Welcome and thanks for posting an excellent question. I see our community members have already answered your question! Anytime you connect to the internet, data is used. 

-Liz
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