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160 + online file storage services – file fetish


Listable now has a list of some 160 + online file storage services. That’s a lot of files and a lot of competition in one small market. The trouble is that few people will trust their precious data to a small company which could go belly up next week, so these tiny services are probably doomed as soon as Google offers its own version for real.


  • I’m sort of thinking the opposite these days: the more that Google positions itself to be working for various governments, starting with China, no less, the less I want to have to do with them.

  • You can add IBackup to the list. IBackup allows you to perform safe and quick backups and restores of files and folders. IBackup’s services include applications for interactive and automatic scheduling of backups with compression and encryption during transmission, incremental/full backups, synchronization, advanced logging and reporting.

    IBackup also allows backups of open files like Outlook and Quicken files. It also provides an easy, secure, fast and a reliable way to backup or restore MS Exchange Server databases to your IBackup account, backup or restore Microsoft SQL Server databases running on your computer to your IBackup account. IBackup has a great application called IDrive. Using this, you can map the online account as a local drive on your computer and work on the documents or data as if they are on your PC. Webmanager, their browser-based application, allows you to `privately share� data with another IBackup user. The shared data becomes immediately available to the shared user and it integrates seamlessly with the shared user�s account.

    IBackup supports backups for UNIX and Linux-based computers using rsync, the open source utility that provides fast incremental transfers. IDrive Multimedia can stream multimedia content like video and audio using a media player. With this application, streaming of multimedia content is instantaneous.

    You can also try IBackup Professional, which provides a secure, efficient, reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use Internet-based backup solution. The files and folders you backup are encrypted with a user-defined key so that the data stored on IBackup Professional servers cannot be decrypted by anybody other than you.

  • Michael – mmm…interesting point.

    Thomson – thanks for the info.

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