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The challenges of laptop and mobile device backup

What are the main challenges associated with backing up laptops and mobile devices?

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There are a number of administrative difficulties associated with backing up laptops, but perhaps the biggest challenge is that of intermittent network connectivity. Remote backups cannot be performed unless a laptop has established connectivity to the backup target. This could be an enterprise backup server or a cloud backup system.

Another common challenge with laptop backups has to do with bandwidth limitations. Even though high-speed Internet connections have become the norm, some connections may prove to be inadequate for handling backups and whatever else the user happens to be working on at the moment. This is especially true for mobile device backup and for users who travel a lot, as some hotels provide painfully slow Internet connections. Furthermore, some hotel firewalls are configured to block connections to corporate networks or to well-known cloud applications. Such blockages may sometimes make it impossible to perform remote laptop and mobile device backups.

This was first published in April 2013

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