IDrive Online Backup – Saving the World One Computer at a Time

I just came across a free online backup service called IDrive. Basically, they’re an online backup and storage point for your files. They offer free accounts up to 2GB and don’t impose any bandwidth restrictions, backup and restore restrictions, and best of all, no file type restrictions. IDrive is an ideal solution for individuals on the go and business professionals alike – that’s one of the biggest perks of storing your files online is that they’re available everywhere you go. When storing files online, security is always a concern, but IDrive encrypts files during transfer and during storage using 256 bit AES IDrive offers automated backups that don’t involve the complicated scheduling process that so many other backup softwares seem to have. I’d highly recommend checking out IDrive if you’ve got a lot of data that needs to be backed up.





3 thoughts on “IDrive Online Backup – Saving the World One Computer at a Time”

  1. My experience with iDrive was far different. I installed it and nearly broke my mouse hand to uninstall it less than 24 hours later. Total, total crap program. It was slow, buggy, unreliable, kept producing bizarre errors (site not cooperating, my login ID/password not valid even though it was, told me I’d exceeded my 2 Gb quota even though I’d only uploaded 700 Mb, etc.) to the point I didn’t want to deal with it any further. In 24 hours I went from being excited about easy backup to never wanting to deal with the nonsense that is iDrive again.

    It is not easy to use (actually deleting data I’d backed up to their server was impossible; the steps in the help files were nonsensical – you have to use the Restore option – and did not work).

    Backups are NOT lightning fast. To back up 700 Mb of data took over 7 hours – and I don’t believe it was properly backed up.

    This is par for the course, unfortunately. I’ve tried several online backup programs and so far all of them have been complete garbage.

    I’m seriously considering simply running a command-line zip utility to compress my data folder and upload it to an FTP site every night – I know it will actually get there, be recoverable, and not eat up every ounce of RAM on my system.

  2. Wow… that’s terrible.

    I’ve since migrated to local backups with hard drive prices as low as they are, I just purchased a 1TB drive for $220 and back up just about everything to that.

  3. Online backups serve a different purpose than local backups. If your computer were to be physically destroyed, say in a fire, all the data backup hard drive will be gone as well. Online backups help ensure that data integrity in the event of local disasters.

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