Online Storage Battle: Which Cloud Back-Up Service Reigns Supreme?

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teedeedet

"I use Iozeta. Not only does it do backup, but it creates a new cloud drive that I can share across my computers and phones."

"….That's a great feature. It works the same with Iozeta - Livedrive. "

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jacky2000

www.DriveHQ.com is one of the first few companies offering cloud storage & cloud IT Solution. It offers a lot of services & features that can replace your file server, email server, FTP server, backup system and share / collaboration system.

Users can use www.drivehq.com to upload / download multiple files easily; they can also drag and drop files / folders using DriveHQ FTP service or DriveHQ WebDAV service to mount remote drive. Moreover, DriveHQ has an automatic data backup program for Mac. The service supports PC, Mac and Linux, etc.

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JohnnyBoyClub

Well in a battle you can never win when they are so many software competing , everytime some of them will come up with something new to become better. I am using http://www.dmailer.com/dmailer-backup.html and i must say that they allways listen to their users choice and suggestions so that they will be happy aswell . And their software is free and their internet backup storage is cheaper than ever.
From my oppinion after i tested many of softwares out-there i allways camed back to Dmailer .

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macelite0010

Has anyone tried out ArchCloud's backup software? It looks very usable and easy. www.archcloud.com

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Maclover85

Interesting stuff, anyway for me personally I have stuck with carbonite and so far I have no reason to change my mind yet.

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chilipepr

Get 256 Mb more space on a free Mozy Home 2 Gb account using the following link:

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C. Jacobs

I wish to see how CrashPlan performs in the cloud backup field.

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quesonacho

I tried Mozy based on this review. I had trouble from the start - backups not going to their server, file retrieval failed. It never seemed to work properly. And when I contacted support, I was ignored. No response to my e-mails, no one answers their phone (kept getting voice mail). AVOID THEM. I'm trying Backblaze, hope they do a better job.

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showcutter

Although the article covers several services for users to explore, I wish that SugarSync and CrashPlan had been reviewed. CrashPlan is an excellent software product with a myriad of options for backing up your data. I presently use it and am very satisfied with it. I use DropBox as well but for file syncing and sharing not backing up critical data. The DropBox forums have lots of comments about users having slow syncing issues when their entire users folder is being synced. DropBox chokes on huge file sets. I hope that a more thorough follow up article comes out that covers more software options and the issue of incremental file syncs that only copy the bytes that are changed in a file.

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MikeSmith

I recently tried the beta of Time Warp by Jumping Bean Software (JumpingBeanSoftware.com) to do offsite backup and have been very happy with it. I'm already using Time Machine for local backups, and this works with it. Uses Amazon S3, and backing up all of my data only costs a couple of dollars a month.

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bbridgfo

@MikeSmith, do you still have the Time Warp installer? If so would you mind sending it to me? Jumping Bean SW has disappeared and I need to restore my data! Thanks for any help. needtimewarp@gmail.com

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edwinblaw

Heartedly agree: only 2 apps. Not up to MaximumPC (your sister pub) standards. In Backblaze "Defaults .." review the indicates there were other reviews. What issue were they in?? At present I also use Mozy but it isn't as easy as Carbonite 'sounds.' Fortunately, so far, no need to restore. I also have Desktop HD running with Time Machine for each computer; but, Hurricane Ivan taught me the value of "off site" storage B.U. For a few bucks a month a "Cloud" is well worth it. Just like to be assured of using the best.

Ed

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laptopleon

A roundup with only two apps seems quite limited.

I use Mozy ($5 a month, unlimited storage) for a year or so now, works fine, better than CrashPlan did, which I used before that. Then again, they might have caught up meanwhile.

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doitonabike

JungleDisk is my back-up client. Buy the software and pay for the disk space you use on one of two server options. You can also configure multiple network drives on the same account. I think a licence covers up to 5 computers and you pay for what you store. Archiving files as well as back-up is possible and you can specify how many versions of files should be retained and for how long. Absent from the cost of all of the options is bandwidth.  It's could be easy to exceed bandwidth caps on a first back-up, if you are a user who has limits and transfers a lot of data.  In some cases, exceeding your limit can be very expensive.  If it's an issue, spread your initial back-up over a couple of billing periods. 

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yuri1419

The Dropbox and file deletion commentary is a slightly misleading. Yes, if a file is deleted on computer A's dropbox, it is removed on computer B- this is what synching should be expected to do. However, in your account's web interface, you can "show deleted files", and restore deletions from there. I'm not sure what their deleted file retention policy is, but I have an option to restore some files that were deleted 4 months ago.

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andy

It's great you have that option, I wish there were more web interfaces to consider it. Online data storage is one of the most effective solutions to prevent data loss but I still think there is room for better. People still lose data even online that's why data recovery companies even exist. We still don't have the perfect storage system, I am not sure we ever will.

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Sigil

Great reviews! I wish Sugarsync had been included in this "online storage battle," but maybe that is the review. Thanks for the info!

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