Everyone of us needs to backup our important data in one form or another. It’s always important to choose the safest method of backing up the important data. I create multiple backups of my important data i.e., I backup data in my external drive, burn it on a DVD ROM disk and backup online.
Automatic backups are always a good thing because in manual backups we tend to forget to backup our files. Here are some of my favorite online services that provide online backup facilities for free.
(Bonus) Online Backup Technology
Backup Technology is an enterprise level data backup technology service which provides 10GB to 1TB of space depending on your requirements. It’s features includes the following features:
* Dedicated online backup account manager.
* Guaranteed online backup service levels, with full monitoring 24/7.
* Agentless Asigra software simplifies online backups and restores.
* Full technical support including e-mail, phone and remote assistance.
* Continuous data protection of files and e-mails.
* Hot database and open file backup.
* Bare metal high speed restores of entire servers.
* Fully secure UK data centres with full replication.
* No hidden costs.
Mozy is the most well known company which offers a free online backup service up to 2 GB of space. Its software is also not all the resource hog and is easy to use. You just have to signup with the service, download and install the software and then select the folders you want to backup. Mozy takes care of the rest.
IDrive is a similar service to Mozy. It also offers 2GB free online backup space. It’s software is also easy to install and use. It’s software is compatible with both Windows and Mac. You can do an automatic or manual backup as well. It also offers a web based file management system.
I’m currently testing this service. What actually attracted me to this service was the amount of space they offer for free. They are offering a wooping 50GB online space for backups. We can also do file sharing, search within our files online. We can also upload the whole folder at once. It offers Zoho Editor for editing the online files.