Hence, online backup is the solution!! Heres a quick rundown of some options, and my initial thoughts.
- Misc Data
- Access from multiple computers, windows and mac, and ideally phone
- Would like access from the web, and to send files/directories to friends
- Mutli computers, no extra cost
- They have mobile access
- Can share files with friends via static and hidden links (ie your files are browsable)
- They have a free trial, and decent pricing (premium 60gb for 100$/year)
- Lots of good info on their site, including lots of details about how their s/w operates
- Windows and Mac versions
- Unlimited backup is one computer only - hence the 4.95 is deceiving
- Mention of gzip/rsync,etc. on their site makes me think for a savvy user they'd be good, but...
- Its hard to find details of what you can actually do with their software!
- Block level incremental backup sounds great... but really, most of my files will never change
- Excellent pricing 150gb for 4.95 a month
- Good looking interface - focus on restore seems weird, and one of the main options from the web gui is "Enter your Credit Card"...?
- Stores 30 past versions of your files! This is a great feature, even if you muck with stuff, or delete it, you can still retrieve.
- Immediately turned off from their website - using fear to sell, not cool.
- They say they backup your files twice... HA!! If they're using a reasonable encryption algorithm, this is pointless, and hence either they don't know what they're doing, or they're doing something non-standard. Either way i don't need to investigate these guys any further.
- Cute little intro, windows and mac is obvious from site
- Backs up everything, ala mac's time machine. I think i need more control than this...
- However, its only 50$/year - mabye this is the way to go?
- Its a new product, hard to say i'd trust all my data with it.
- No pics of their software, or mention of its web capabilities - no go.
- Looks like it will meet my needs - 59$ year
- I actually tried this a while back, but they had some downtime and the client crashed a couple times... not sure if i should go back
Any thoughts or experiences out there? I'm leaning towards trying sugarsync's demo on one computer, and perhaps backblaze on another one.
-Some good comments on techcrunch about online backup services.
-iDrive requires a credit card to signup - makes it a no go
-JungleDisk is another option. Pay per use is interesting.
- My goodness, sugarsync doesn't seem to support my external usb drive!!! YIKES!! I was very close to purchasing, but without this support this is useless to me! I guess its back to the drawing board, i'll have to re-evaluate to ensure what i choose had this (i assumed an external drive would be transparent, i guess not).