10 Best online backup services you should know

Online backup services work like traditional backup software. With an online backup service, your data is transmitted over the internet and securely stored on a server in a data center. Online backup services are an inexpensive way to give you some peace of mind because it can save the entire contents of your computer to the cloud.  In this article we’ve listed 10 best online backup services you should know in 2017.

01. iDrive

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IDrive is currently one of the most established and fastest growing cloud storage companies. It recommends IDrive as a fast, secure cloud backup and storage solution. IDrive provides a PC version and mobile applications to online backup. With the ability to backup data from multiple machines online, the service performs real-time backups and file syncing.

Cost: 1TB of online storage for $69-per-year.

02. Carbonite

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Carbonite is an online backup service for Windows and macOS users, that backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Carbonite offers Carbonite Personal and Carbonite for Bussiness. Using Personal plans, the vendor backs files up to the cloud and allows users access from their computer or mobile device. Carbonite for Business offers automatic offsite backups to the vendor’s cloud and allows an unlimited number of workstations and devices.

Cost: Unlimited storage with Personal Basic for $59.99 /year. Personal Plus and Personal Prime for $99.99 /year and$149.99 /year respectively.

03. Crash plan

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A service that was developed by Code42 in 2007. It is one of most established cloud backup services. CrashPlan is fast, easy-to-use and easy to install. Besides offering backup, the service also offers local backup. It offers both 256-AES and 448-bit Blowfish encryption. It provides unlimited backup for each connected computer. CrashPlan comes in three plans: CrashPlan, CrashPlanPRO, CrashPlan Enterprise.

Cost:  Unlimited storage with CrashPlan for $59.99 /year/device.

04. Backblaze

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Backblaze is an online data storage provider. It is an online backup tool that allows Windows and macOS users to back up their data to offsite data centers. The service is designed for end-users. It provides unlimited storage space and supporting unlimited file sizes. Backblaze is simple and easy to use online backup. Backblaze also offer B2 Cloud Storage.

Cost:  Unlimited storage with Backblaze for $50 /year/device.

05. SOS Online Backup

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SOS Online Backup is a cloud data backup service developed by Infrascale. It is another popular online backup services. It comes with eight plans to choose from, it’s not at all hard to pick the best to suit your needs. SOS does not continuously back up all of your data, it occurs once per hour at most. It has good backup and down speed.

Cost:  cheapest is 50 GB and is $3.75 /month.

06. Acronis True Image

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Acronis, maker of the popular True Image Home backup software program, is also in the online backup business. Using Acronis, you can encrypt your files with a password, schedule the backup to run at a later time, and choose a specific country for the data center where the files will be stored.

Cost: When you purchase the backup software, you also get 50 GB of cloud storage for one year included in that price, making it $39.99. You can add more storage too.

07. SpiderOak One

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SpiderOak One is a secure, reliable backup to protect your most important files from data loss and ransomware. It Syncs your data across all of your devices. It uses End-to-end encryption on data and it focuses on privacy & security.

Cost: You can select the 100 GB, 250 GB, 1,000 GB, or 5,000 GB plan for $5 /month, $9 /month, $12 /month, or $25 /month, respectively.

08. Sugar Sync

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SugarSync actually much more than an online backup service. It does the online backup as well as sync files between all of your devices, gives you access to your backed up data from your smartphone, and much more. SugarSync has three tiers of online backup service that are each available on a month-to-month purchase plan.

Cost: 100 GB for $7.49 /month, 250 GB for $9.99 /month, and 500 GB for $18.95/month.

09. Zoolz

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Zoolz is a long term backup storage service that promises secure, unlimited, lifetime storage for your files on your external, internal and network drives. Zoolz is designed for storing your data on the cloud for a lifetime, i.e. file retrieval will require 3-5 hours. Zoolz also has an easy to use desktop interface, as well as other features which I’ll cover in this review. It supports only windows platform.

Cost: Unlimited storage for $3/month.

10. Mozy

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Mozy is a superb choice for individuals and businesses who place a high value on security. It is designed as an online backup service. It may not be the right choice for you if you want to share your files with others. It protects backs up your files not only to the cloud but also to an external hard drive to provide double protection. Mozy doesn’t impose any restrictions on the size of the files you can back up. Mozy has Very simple and easy restore options.

Cost: Mozy Home 50 GB for $5.99 /month, 125 GB for $9.99 /month/3 device.

Anwar Yakkiparamban

Anwar Yakkiparamban is the founder of Lauyou Learning. Prior to Lauyou learning, Anwar worked at ARD Engineering & Development, Qatar. He holds bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Idukki.

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