19 Online Backup Tools for Protecting Your Data

Use this list to take your music, photos, videos, documents, and any other data online for backup protection. These services can save your bacon and have some cool features beyond just backup.   Make sure all your important files are backed up!

Mozy

mozy

  • Supports PC and Mac
  • Free for up to 2 GB of storage – $4.99 a month for unlimited storage

Carbonite

carbonite

  • Supports Pc and Mac
  • Prices start $54.95 for a one year subscription – unlimited storage

Jungle Disk

jungledisk

  • Supports PC, Mac and Linux
  • Software is $2 a month.  Uses Amazon S3 storage or Rackspace Cloud Storage – approx. 15 cents a GB per month – unlimited storage – no minimum

SecoBackup

secobackup

  • Supports PC and Linux
  • Software is free – uses Amazon S3 storage – approx. 15 cents a GB a month – unlimited storage – no minimum

Norton Online Backup

norton

  • PC only
  • $49.99 for 25 GB of storage

iDrive

idrive

  • Supports PC and Mac
  • Prices start at $4.95 a month for 150 GB of storage

Fabrik

fabrik

  • Windows only
  • 2 GB account is free – $4.95/month for unlimited storage

My Other Drive

myotherdrive

  • PC and Mac
  • 2 GB account is free – prices for 100GB of storage start at $4.99/month – max plan caps at 10 TB of storage

AltDrive

altdrive

  • PC, Mac, Linux and Solaris
  • Plans start at $4.95/month

NomaDesk

nomadesk

  • Windows and Mac
  • Unlimited backups start at $50/year

SafeCopy

safecopy

  • Windows, Mac and iPhone support
  • Prices start at $50/year for 150 GB of storage

SmugVault from SmugMug

smugvault

  • Web based service
  • Prices start at $39.95/year for unlimited storage

ZumoDrive

zumodrive

  • Windows, Mac, Linux and iPhone support
  • 1 GB of storage is free, 10 GB and up start at $2.99/month

DropBox

dropbox

  • PC, Mac and iPhone support
  • 2 GB account is free, other pricing models start at $9.99/month for 50 GB of storage

Microsoft SkyDrive

skydrive

  • Web based service
  • Free for up to 25 GB of storage

Online Photo Backup Resources

Use these sites if you have a huge photo collection and want to keep a backup online.

Phanfare

phanfare

  • Web based service
  • Prices start at $49/year for unlimited storage
  • Online commerce, use your own Domain Name, and lots of sharing options to name a few.

SmugMug

smugmug

  • Web  based service
  • Prices start at $39.95/year for unlimited storage
  • Choose themes for an online gallery and sell photos through an online store
  • Also comes with SmugVault – backup any file – unlimited storage.  Basically an interface to Amazon’s S3 cloud storage.

Flickr

flickr

  • Web based service
  • Free account with 10MB of uploads a month – Pro account for $24 a year – unlimited photos up to 20 MB each

Picasa

picasa

  • We based service with Windows, Mac, and Linux uploaders are available
  • Free, but current max is 1 GB of storage

Got more – give a shout out to your favorite in the comments.

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9 Responses to “19 Online Backup Tools for Protecting Your Data”

  1. BMW Seria 3 says:

    Hey thanks! This is really useful, I’ve been searching for something like this for a while, I’ve grew tired of all the viruses that caused my system to crash and lose all my data. This helps a lot!

  2. John Tucker says:

    Great list! Even some I have not heard of but will look into. Thanks.

    • Arlen Postier says:

      Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Appreciate it!

  3. Iflexion says:

    DropBox screenshot looks really funny! 🙂 Isn’t it? :)))
    Anyway, it’s always interesting to look at different websites that sell some services how they visualize them. People with peacefull and happy faces, working somewhere out of office or total disaster are common.

  4. Joel says:

    Hey, great list

    I would have liked to see sugarsync on the top of the list, you should consider to add it to your list.

    Sugarsync is similar to dropbox (but better). it offers online backup, file sync, and file sharing.

    You can get a free 2 GB account, Supports windows, and mac, and the best part is the mobile access features (android, blackberry, Iphone, and windows mobile application).

    Backblaze is another very good online backup service, similar to mozy (you get unlimited storage fro les than $5).

    Here you can find a lis of my top ten Online Photo Backup Services.

    Cheers!

  5. we have to keep a backup of our data because you never know your site get hacked or any other problem may cause your data loss. It is really a tough task to keep the backup of all data manually so thanks to automated tools which has made this task easier.

  6. Online Backup tools are very good and very useful for everyone, and I am sure allot of people would be helped out through this post to keep their data safe, Thanks for share this information with us.

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