#944 - Is OneDrive a Backup?
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OneDrive is One Place
I know it's counter-intuitive, but that means that even though you might use OneDrive to automatically copy files to the cloud, or to other machines, when it comes to backing up it's still only one place.
That means that, no, OneDrive is not, by itself, a sufficient backup. (This applies to Dropbox, Google Drive, and all the other equivalents as well.)
Is OneDrive a Backup? has my reasoning.
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Is OneDrive a Backup?
Assuming it is can put your data at risk.
OneDrive is a powerful tool, but thinking of it as a backup can take you down a dangerous path.
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How Do I Download a YouTube Video Transcript?
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