Online Backup, whats best?

  AlAndrews 20:14 21 Feb 11

Hi I'm looking for some help from forum members.

I want to backup my data on-line, my HD is about 500GB.

Presently I regularly back up on-site to a USB Drive that works well but I'm thinking I now need something off-site.

Cost is an issue the cheaper the better but not if it compromises performance.



  jakimo 14:37 22 Feb 11

Why not an external HD?

  han87 14:14 07 Mar 11

Gigasoft data backup specialise in secure online backup within the Uk.

If you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask.

  Terry Brown 16:01 07 Mar 11

Try the Gmail Drive.

This provides about 7GB (Yes GB) or free storage space.

I suggest setting up a new Gmail Drive account instead of using your personal Gmail account

click here


  Terry Brown 16:07 07 Mar 11

I agree 7gb is not a lot,however as you are going to do backups only, it may be enough for data storage.

This company will do it for £9.99 per month, never tried them, so no guarantees.

click here

  961 16:16 06 Apr 11

try Genie Timeline

There is a free version and it works by itself without any faffing around

  mole44 14:24 07 Apr 11

Just a few thoughts,how secure will your data be/what if the company goes bust where will your backup end up. I agree with jakimo use an external drive there cheap enough and no ongoing costs of any renewing your contract. Finaly to rework the old saying "Data in the hand is worth two in the cloud".

  wee eddie 12:24 08 Apr 11

External hard Drives are probably the most economical way to go.

A rotation of 2 External Drives with the Primary Copy held on your Computer is probably safest and with one of those External Drives being kept by your Sister/Mother-in-Law or anyone just around the corner, so they can easily be swapped over.

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