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An online – yet locally integrated – backup system

So I recently blogged about a free online backup service, which allows you to have up to 2 Gigabytes of free online storage space. After making that post, I found out about XDrive, which gives you up to 5 Gigabytes for free. I also came across IBackup, which provides Online Storage, but with a twist.

IBackup allows you to map the network share as a local drive, which makes it incredibly easy to script a backup. (In fact, you can use the free backup script I posted on this site). You can also have sub-accounts and shared folders, so you could even use this for multiple people within an organization. Of course, the best part about it as that they also have a Mac application, which is sadly lacking in many other online backup services.



  1. The advantage of IBackup is its suitability across various platforms. You can use IBackup for Windows to do interactive and scheduled backups of all data that is important to you.

    IDrive maps your IBackup online storage account as a local drive on your computer allowing you to drag-n-drop, open, edit and save files in your online backup account as if they were on your local computer. For Mac users, IDrive for Mac is an added boon that allows them to access their online storage account. A Mac version of Mozy is yet to come.

    IBackup intergrates your online backup tool system by allowing access to log files of scheduled and completed backups from any nook and corner of the world. This ensures that you have full control over the backups of your data.

  2. You seem to know quite a bit about IBackup for an anonymous third party…

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