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A Virtual Safe For Your Most Important Documents, Information, and Memories #NortonBackup

My laptop is the command center of my life. I use it for research, shopping, education, communication, and most importantly, to work. I also have years of photos and videos of my family, all our precious memories, stored on my computer, so it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that my computer crashing or being attacked by a virus would be utterly devastating. Even something simple like my children deleting files accidentally can cause a major inconvenience (and they’ve done this), so it’s important for me to have a backup for all my files and important information that I never have to worry about.


Norton™ Online Backup is a personal cloud service that automatically and securely backs up your irreplaceable digital photos and videos, music, financial information, and other important stuff from up to five family computers (Windows or Macs). Everything is stored on secure online data centers (it’s all encrypted), and if you need to, you can quickly and easily restore it all, so years of work on your blog, years of photos of your babies, and anything else that is incredibly valuable or precious to you isn’t gone forever.

I’ve had a few scares before. My sons have altered and deleted files on my computer, and I wasn’t able to recover them. Then there was the day where all the posts on my blog just disappeared. I had no idea what to do. Luckily my host kept sporadic backups, and I was able to somewhat restore my site again, but since the backup was only performed biweekly, I lost about two weeks of work. It woke me up to the benefits of having all my most important work, information, and files stored elsewhere– not solely on my computer or site.

With Norton™ Online Backup, you no longer have to worry about:

  • you computer crashing or being damaged
  • accidentally deleting an important file
  • losing everything to a virus attack
  • your computer being stolen

and as the years pass and your needs grow, you can always add to your storage. You can transfer your files between different computers (PC and your Macintosh are interchangeable) and even use a keyword search to find exactly which files you are looking for. Older versions of files backed up in the last 90 days are also saved in case you need to restore older files, and it only updates new files and changes, so no wasted space in your storage. It works in the background, so it doesn’t interrupt your time, and compresses files first to be speedier and more space saving.

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Norton™ Online Backup provides a sense of security…you never have to worry about losing any of your work, or your memories, or your important information. Ever. The days of storing zillions of little USB drives and memory cards, and worrying about losing everything while you sleep or go on vacation? Over.

Click here to learn more about why you should back up your files with Norton.

  • Leilani

    I’m always worried about losing important documents/files on my computer. I will check this out.

  • I’m using Carbonite, and the services appear to be very similar.

  • Agreed I would be a mess if I lost everything on my computer. I do have mine on a external hard drive but that could go as well.

  • It’s really scary to think about losing everything on my computer. I need to invest in something like this.

  • rachel @runningrachel

    Yes! I have had my computer totally crash … and lose everything! It was a super sad day. Since then I back up my important documents and PHOTOS! 🙂

  • I agree, backup is so important! I just gave a talk on photo organizing and backup this morning! My photos are what are most important to me, and of course my blog…which gets backed up nightly to Dropbox. It’s definitely important to have a system!!

  • LyndaS

    That is definitely something to consider.

  • I need to get a back up system for our stuff.

  • I just got an external hard drive.

  • I love Norton!

  • I back up monthly. I’ve lost my hard drive to to failures losing many things however my pictures/vids were saved since I backed up. It can be frightening!

  • Sounds like a great way to keep your documents safe!

  • Tammy

    We’re completely obsessed with backing up our data. We don’t use an online option but we back it up numerous ways ourselves (a partitioned Raid drive, usb drives, CDs, etc.). I guess that’s the time I’m super glad that my husband is not just a tech geek but OCD as well. LOL!

  • I really need to take the time to back everything up!

  • After having my laptop stolen nearly 10 years ago, I’m big on backing everything up. I have my photos backed up in at least 2 different locations and my entire laptop is backed up in another location. I’d hate to lose so much of my life that’s on my computer.

  • Jenn

    I can’t imagine the stress of loosing everything. Sounds like an awesome service!

  • Maryann

    Having a safe backup is always important.

  • I did not know that norton had back up now!

  • Backing up is so so so important.

  • I so need this! I can’t tell you how many photos I have lost due to my computer’s dying.

  • I really need something like that! I am always worried about losing all of our photos.

  • That punch to the gut you feel when you’ve lost important docs is awful. Peace of mind is well worth it!

  • I really need to invest in something like this.