No doubt cloud services have saved us a lot of trouble. We can back up important files in cloud storage and download them later whenever needed. But backing up the entire operating system is not normally possible with cloud services like Gdrive OneDrive etc.
Also an operating system loaded with a ton of applications can be more than 100GB in size. Or what about a Linux server A production server stores update move and delete files constantly.
When running a server the administrator will have to be ready for any disaster such as server crash that may corrupt data accidentally deleting important configuration files or in the worst scenario the server may get hacked.
Uploading system files to the server will not only consume time but will require the admin to sign up for a paid plan that provides enough storage for the backup.
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