Remember those Apple ads that said "There's an app for that?" ZipCloud is an online backup service whose motto may as well be a variation on that theme. The basic service does exactly what you expect, backing your files up to their secure Amazon S3 backend via the internet. But the experience is marred by the numerous up-charges. Want more versions, hourly backups, faster uploads, or support for large files? Yep, there's an add-on for that.
It's been more than a year since torrential rain and floods in Thailand started impacting hard drive factories in the country, but this week one cloud backup service is finally sharing its story about surviving the drought that followed.
Time Machine is great for keeping a local backup of your system, but if you're rather not worry about having a physical drive plugged in all the time you might want to consider an online solution instead. There are plenty of over-the-air (OTA) backup solutions, though not all are very affordable for a small smattering of system files. Fortunately, there are services like CrashPlan, which offers free back up to multiple place. Read on, and we'll show you how to set it all up.
Online storage service Dolly Drive is taking a jump into Mac-centric business products with the new Dock Station, a hardware and cloud-based backup, sync and storage solution being unveiled this weekend at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas.
SpiderOak is flexible enough to back up anything, to share files easily
with your friends, and to sync files between Mac, Windows, and Linux
machines. It installs as an actual application, but it’s Flash-based,
so if you use it on two or more platforms, the experience will be the
Dropbox is the mayor of Sync Town, working like iDisk but more
reliably. And since anyone can have a 2GB account for free, there’s no
reason not to try it out. Paid accounts are $50 a year for 50GB of
storage and $100 a year for 100GB, so you might decide not to back up
your entire hard drive. But the sync and sharing services are the whole
Similar to Backblaze,
Carbonite lives in your System Preferences, with an icon in the menubar
for checking backup status, pausing a backup for 24 hours, or launching
the System Preference. By default, Carbonite backs up your whole hard
drive (excluding applications, operating system files, and temporary
files, just like the other services reviewed here), but the file
browser is clear and easy to understand, making it a snap to assemble a
custom backup set.