Optimize Secure Online Storage backup

Norton Secure Online Storage lets you backup files to a secure server that you access over the Internet.

To use online backup, you must set the Network Cost Awareness option in the Firewall Settings window to No Limit.

For more information, go to Defining the Internet usage of your Norton product

If you choose Secure Online Storage as your backup location, you may want to optimize Backup settings:

  • Increase backup speed

    The time taken to backup to Secure Online Storage depends on the speed of your Internet connection. If you have many files to backup, the first backup can take hours or days, depending on your connection speed.

    You can configure Norton Backup Sets to maximize Secure Online Storage backup speed. If backups are still slow due to your Internet connection speed, you can choose a different backup location, such as an external drive.

  • Increase storage capacity

    Norton provides sufficient online storage to handle most of your backup needs. If you need to backup large files or drives, you can purchase more online storage. Or you can backup large files to a different location, such as an external drive.

Maximize Secure Online Storage backup speed

  1. In the Norton main window, double-click Backup, and then click Backup Sets.

  2. On the Where tab, select Secure Online Backup, and then move the Bandwidth Throttle slider to Fastest (recommended).

  3. Click Save Settings.

Video: How to activate online backup

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DOCID: v8553610_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 02/03/2017