So, a while ago I started looking into online backup providers. I've always backed up my home computers on a somewhat regular basis, but I realize that there's a shortcoming to my backup system. Basically, I'm backing up my files, photos, music, tax info, etc to a writable DVD, and also copying the backup files to a second hard drive. But they both still stay in my house. So if they were ever stolen or my house burned down or something, that would mean "goodbye" to my backup files.
In the past the notion of using an Online Backup provider would have been completely unfeasible. The cost was far too prohibitive, only big businesses could afford it. However, now that data storage space and bandwidth are dirt cheap, there are some great companies popping up, that offer very affordable solutions for home users.
I first used XDrive, but I can't get their stupid program to work on my home computer. I'm considering switching to IDrive-E, they provide the first two Gigabytes of storage absolutely free. That's enough for all of my files, minus my music. I guess the clincher will be if they provide FTP access to my backup drive, because I'd also like to be able to backup my website files remotely.
If any of my readers have used IDrive-E, please comment with your opinions. They look pretty solid so far!
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