Online backup solutions

The demise of a friend’s hard drive prompted me to take a quick look at the online backup market, hence the delicious links. While the shortlist is down to 3 companies, I’m testing AOL’s XDrive service first, as it offers 5Gb storage for free. The software still has to prove itself but its difficult to beat at that price.

Online backup solutions

3 thoughts on “Online backup solutions

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I recently started using online backup as well. I’m currently using Data Deposit Box. It’s not bad, although it doesn’t offer 5 GB of data for free.. you do get a 30day free trial period.. but it’s got really secure data encryption (uses 448 bit Blowfish)

    What’s great about it is the ease with which the backups occur, also monitors your computer continuously so any changes will be backed up right after th ey’re made..
    check it outttt… online backup

  2. Xdrive may offer free space, but the backup facility is rubbish, frankly – its about 10 years behind in terms of usability, and it may be my broadband link but it fails – often. When resuming it then launches a new incremental backup, menaing a single backup is split into several increments. No thank you!

  3. Ron says:

    Hi, switch over to IBackup for Windows for safe, comfortable and quick backups and restores of all that data you hate to lose.

    IBackup’s online backup services include applications for interactive and automatic scheduling of backups with compression during transmission, incremental/full backups, encryption, synchronization, open file support for MS SQL Server and Exchange Backups IBackup has several subscription plans that suit a wide variety of users and an extensive set of features to make backup and restore easy for each and every user.

    IBackup has a slick and user-friendly interface with which you can do incremental and compressed backups. This will also greatly reduce your network bandwidth by transferring only portions of files that were modified or changed. You can easily restore files and folders backed up from Snapshots of files maintained in your IBackup account. Using IDrive you can map your online IBackup account as a network drive on your computer. You can then drag and drop files to the IBackup account from the Windows explorer. It also allows you to open and save files stored in their IBackup online backup/ storage accounts directly from their associated applications like Microsoft Office.

    For added security, you can use IBackup Professional. Here encryption is based on a user-defined key so that the data stored on IBackup Professional servers cannot be decrypted by anybody other than you. You can also restore up to 30 prior versions of files backed up, including the most recent version of the data files. The backed up files are stored by default in the encrypted form using AES 256-bit encryption.

    IBackup also supports backups for UNIX and Linux based computers using rsync, the open source utility that provides fast incremental transfers. IBackup accounts are compatible with most FTP clients on most platforms thus providing a powerful flexible tool to transfer files. You can manage your multimedia files with IDrive Multimedia . On double-clicking on a multimedia file, it will open up your media player and starts playing instantaneously. You can even create ‘playlists’ or do ‘shuffle’ using your favorite media player pointing to IDrive’s media files.

    The cool thing about IBackup is that all these features can be tested, if you try their free trial. If you like this service, it’s easy to upgrade your trial account to a regular IBackup account without any hassles.

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