In "Backups - Part II (Local Backups)" I wrote about backing up your valuable and irreplaceable genealogy data to local storage media like USB flash drives. In today's post I will touch upon saving a copy of your information out in the Internet AKA "cloud".
Whereas with local storage once you have bought the media you own it but with cloud-based storage you might have to pay on-going fees. Additionally, high-speed Internet is highly recommended since trying to send a gigabyte of information over dial-up might just take a little while. The other drawback with cloud storage is you might not be able to get to your backed up information when you want to. It might be that your Internet provider is having problems or the file hosting service is not available due to a failure.
There are a number of places out on the Internet where you can easily save a backup of your information. For a long list of file hosting services I refer you to the "Comparison of file hosting services" on Wikipedia. Below are three of the better known known services.