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Online Backup/Recovery Tool?

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  1. truly12345

    truly12345 Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for a free online backup and recovery tool that will enable me to a) backup my files remotely AND b) recovery of my hard drive if it fails by storing the backup on my ISP. It should offer encryption / password protection at the remote site. One caveat: I'm not sure if there is a difference between a backup program that simply backs up your files and a recovery program that recovers your system. Maybe I need 2 separate programs? I have several names so far like Syncback, Parragon, and Clonezilla, but I'm not sure if they each do both these things. Thanks for letting me know.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    If you want to back up your files to your ISP, does that mean your ISP provides data storage? If so, is it enough to back up everything you want? What file transfer methods do they support? FTP? Network drive mapping?

    What do you mean by a recovery program? Do you want it to be able to restore the files to the locations they were backed up from? Or are you looking for some type of imaging program that restores an entire system?

    Syncback and Clonezilla are two completely different programs that provide entirely different functions. Syncback synchronizes files in multiple locations. Clonezilla makes an exact copy of a hard drive or a partition. I don't know of any online backup program that creates an image to an offsite location. You'd have to create the image and then copy it some place and perform the reverse to restore it.
     
  3. nebuchadnezzer2

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    if you want to store everything online check out carbonite online backup
    or i think carbonite backup.
     
  4. truly12345

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    Yes, my ISP does allow storage space, although I don't know how "secure" it is. I use a non-public folder and an FTP program to send My Documents from my local hard drive (zipped up and password protected) to my ISP. This is okay to back up files, but I realized recently that if my hard drive fails, I should probably have another program, too.

    Someone suggested an external hard drive and Parragon. But seems it would be be "physically" in the same place, so in the event of a fire....

    Also, I'm not sure about online backup services like Mozy because I don't know how secure they are.

    I am open to suggested solution(s).

    Thanks!


     
  5. nebuchadnezzer2

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    ^ check that out.
     
  6. truly12345

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    One additional thing...FTP'ing individual files takes time, so a way of automating the process would be another desirable feature. I've only tried Syncback so far for as a way of activating a specified backup on a regular basis.
     
  7. Hughv

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    How much data is involved?
    MS Sky Drive offers 25 GB of free storage, and Google has Picasa Web Gallery.
    and Google Docs.These are basically manual, and limited, but I use them for my essential data.
     
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