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Hello,

I would have advice you use the internet service to back up your data on your system, because it is safest, but the major disadvantage is that, if you mistakenly delete any file on your system, the file will also be deleted on the internet server you back up the data,and it might not be recoverable, again, they have limited data storage you can back up on the server within the months but i will recommend backing up to an external hard drive.

Take care.

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