How to gain maximum benefits from your personal cloud storage

By Jessie L. Morgan Friday, September 13, 2019
Today we will discuss cloud storage and how to gain maximum benefits from your personal option.

Nowadays, the question’s not whether or not to use cloud storage but how to maximize its tools so you can gain benefits from using the cloud-based system. There are many private cloud service providers to name: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Mega and so on. Each of them offers public free cloud and pay-per-use service.

If you are just a newbie in the cloud world or you have been using the cloud since its premiere, it is essential to understand the functions and some tricks to maximize its features. Below are some tips to turn your cloud platform into something better, more powerful and secure.

Fasten your seatbelt, it’s time to step up your game.

Read more:

#1. Don’t ignore offline feature

No cloud providers want to lose their users. Therefore, they spend time and energy to make sure their servers are in good condition. However, no matter how reliable the server is, you could never tell when you will encounter situations when your files simply disappear for a while.
Imagine when you needed a specific file and you can’t find it anywhere in the cloud, what would you do? Or you were working on a file online and suddenly the internet connection is lost, what would you do? To avoid those annoying moments, all you need to do is to use available tools from the cloud to access your files offline.

How to gain maximum benefits from your personal cloud storage

Using the offline feature enables you to view and manage your files anywhere.

Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, and OneDrive all offer their desktop and mobile apps, allowing you to have access to your data even without internet or in case of virtual system failure. Google Drive even offers desktop apps that enable you to process some certain files in Chrome without installing any additional software. Why not make a good use of it?

#2. Increase the accessibility of your files

Since you can access your files and data almost anywhere with a smartphone or mobile device, you can increase the accessibility of the cloud by syncing parts of your computer’s folders to the cloud. Why does it help? Isn’t it better to manipulate your computer’s files irrespective of your location and device? You sure don’t want to synchronize all your personal data, but some basic system folders are a good choice.

Once you finish setting up the local cloud folder, you may want to adjust the location of some system folders so you gain better access to them. Those, for example, your Download folder, Desktop, or Documents could be on your list. Put them into the local cloud folder and you can access them anytime and anywhere without touching the computer. Any changes you make will show up instantly on your computer.

#3. Backup your cloud storage

It is never too much to prevent downtime or data loss in the cloud-based system. Therefore, it’s necessary to have a backup storage for your cloud storage. The idea of building up a virtual backup cloud storage is an additional but not redundant move to keep your files safe.

Thanks to Mover, you can back up your files with ease. What you have to do is pretty simple. You connect Mover with two or more cloud providers, then arrange a schedule to back up your files. There are hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly backup options. You can choose to run a full backup at a time or only certain files. Mover is compatible with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon, One Drive, and many more. If you want to use monthly on-going scheduled backups from Mover, you have to pay $20 for 15GB per month.

#4. Secure your cloud server

Those cloud providers always try to ensure the security of your files. However, in the time like this, nothing can be certain and security threats can come from the users as well. To strengthen the security of your data, you can’t solely depend on the cloud providers. You should build multiple layers of security so that your files are constantly under protection.

The first step is to choose a trustworthy cloud platform. Those which encrypt your data by default. Do a good research on cloud providers and if necessary cross-reference and choose the best option. If you want to be extremely careful, encrypt your data before uploading. This may sound like a lot of work to do, however, it will prevent cybercriminals to get their hands on your sensitive information.

Last but not least, you should always use a strong password for your cloud storage. This initial shield will reduce the chance of getting hijacking by cyber-attackers. Don’t use only numbers or words to set up your passcode.


No Comment to " How to gain maximum benefits from your personal cloud storage "