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Comparison of online backup services


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a comparison of online backup services.


Online backup is a particular kind of file hosting service; however, various products that are designed for file storage may not have features or characteristics that others designed for backup have.

Contents
1 Comparison
1.1 Legend
1.2 Comments
1.3 Versioning
1.4 Defunct services
2 See also
3 Notes
4 References

Comparison
Provider

Acronis

Win.1

Yes

Linux 1

No

Mac1

Android1

No

BlackBerry 1

No

iO S 1

No

Encrypted
storage

Yes

Personal
Encryption 2

No

Secure Key
Management3[1]

Limited
MB
plan 4

250 Gb

Unlimited
MB plan 4

$/MB
plan 4

No

Unlimited
BW 4

Yes

Provider

Acronis

Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

No

P2P6

No

Sync7

Autodetect
changes 12

Public
file
hosting 8

physical
media
restore 9

Server
location(s)10
United
States,

Yes

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Maximum
per-file
size

No

No limit

Yes

No

Acronis

No

No limit

Yes

Yes

AltDrive

5 GB

500 MB

Yes

No

ASUS
WebStorage

No limit

Yes

No

No

Backblaze

No

Barracuda
Backup
Service

No

Bitcasa

No

Box

No

BullGuard
Backup

No

Carbonite

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

No

CloudMe

No

No

Comodo
Backup

15 GB with
friend
referrals up
to 40 GB

No

Copy

No

Crashplan

No

Cubby

No

Dolly Drive

No

Diino

No

Dropbox

External
hard
drive
support14

Hybrid
O ption 15

Green
Hosting

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

Europe
AltDrive
ASUS
WebStorage

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes (only 32 bit)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backblaze

Yes

No

Yes

Barracuda
Backup
Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bitcasa

Yes[5]

Yes

Yes
(Only
64-bit)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optional[2]

Yes

No

No

Yes[3]

Optional[3] But
company must
be given
passphrase (to
private key) to
restore any data.

Yes[4]

No

No fee per
computer

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Bitcasa cannot
decrypt data, but
uses convergent

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AltDrive

No

ASUS
WebStorage

No

Backblaze

No

Yes

Yes

United
States

Yes

Yes

Yes

United
States, ASIA

Yes

No

Yes

United
States

No

Yes

United
States, APAC,
Europe

Yes

Yes

United
States

5 GB[8]

No limit [9]

United
States

10 GB

250 MB (Free)
5 GB (Paid)

Barracuda
Backup
Service

Yes

No

Yes

Bitcasa

Yes[7]

No

Yes

Yes

Box

Yes[14]

Yes[15]

Yes

BullGuard
Backup

Yes

No

No, Amazon

No [10]

AWS[11][12]

encryption 15 [6]

Box

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[13]

No [13]

Yes

BullGuard
Backup

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[16]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Carbonite

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
(Business
only)

Yes (Home
only)

No [18]

Yes [19]

Secure Key
Management3

Limited
MB plan 4

Unlimited
MB plan 4

$/MB
plan 4

Unlimited
BW 4

Yes

Provider

Win.1

Linux 1

Mac1

Android1

BlackBerry 1

iO S 1

Encrypted
storage

CloudMe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, via Storage


Made Easy client

Yes

No, but 3rd


party apps
available

Comodo
Backup

Yes

No

No

Copy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CrashPlan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes for Windows


only [17]

Personal
Encryption 2

Yes[23]

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[25]

Yes[26]

Yes

No

Yes
15, 250, 500
GB[24]

Optional

Carbonite

Yes

Yes

Yes[20]

Public file
hosting 8

Provider

P2P6

Sync7

Autodetect
changes 12

CloudMe

Yes[22]

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes (5)

Comodo
Backup

No

No [24]

No

Copy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crashplan

No

Optional

Yes

Yes
Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

No

Yes[27]

No

physical
media
restore 9

Yes

No

Yes[28]

No

United
States

No

4 GB

Yes[21]

Yes

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Maximum
per-file size

External
hard drive
support14

Hybrid
O ption 15

3 GB

150 MB (Free
Accounts) No
limit (Premium
Accounts)

No Limit

No

Server
location 10

Sweden

United
States

No

Yes

Europe

No

Yes

United
States,

No

No Limit

Yes[30]

Yes

Yes[33]

Green
Hosting

Australia[29]
Cubby

Dolly Drive

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[32]

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cubby

Dolly Drive

Yes[31]

Yes

Yes

No

Yes
(DirectSync)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

United
States,
Europe

No

Yes

United
States,

5 GB with
2 GB (Web
friend
Interface) No
referrals up limit (Desktop
to 25 GB
client)
No

No limit

No

No limit

Europe
Diino

Dropbox

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No [34]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No
No,[35] but 3rd
party apps
available[36]

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Optional

Yes

Optional

Yes

Yes

Diino

Dropbox

Optional

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

United
States

2 GB

300 MB (Web
Interface) No
limit (Desktop
client)

No

No

Was Amazon
AWS, but
references
removed from
FAQ.

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Druva Insync

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[37]

No

Optional[37]

Yes

Yes[37]

Optional

Yes[37]

No

No

Yes

Yes

Dropmysite

Yes

Druva Insync

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Global

2 GB

No limit

No

Dropmysite

Yes

United
States,
United Kingdom,
Japan,

No

No limit

Yes

Yes

Druva Insync

No

No limit

No

Egnyte

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Maximum
per-file size

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

No

ElephantDrive

No

EVault

No

FilesAnywhere

No

F-Secure

No

Google Drive

No

Handy Backup

No

T rend Micro
SafeSync

No

IASO Backup

No

iCloud

Brazil,
Singapore,
Australia [37]

Egnyte

Yes

Yes

Optional[38]

Yes

Provider

Win.1

Linux 1

Mac1

Android1

ElephantDrive

Yes

Yes[40]

Yes

Yes[41]

EVault

Yes

Yes

Yes

FilesAnywhere

Yes

Partial

Yes

F-Secure

Yes

No

Yes

Google Drive

Yes

No, but there are third party implementations


like grive. Official support is planned since April

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

iO S 1

Encrypted
storage

Yes

Yes, via
Yes, via Storage
Storage Made
Made Easy client
Easy client

2012.[51][52]

Handy Backup

BlackBerry 1

No, but 3rd party


apps available

Optional[38]

Personal
Encryption 2
Optional (off by
default) [42]

Egnyte

Secure Key
Management3

Limited
MB plan 4

Unlimited
MB plan 4

Yes

No

T rend Micro
SafeSync

Yes

Partial

Yes

IASO Backup

Yes

Yes

Yes

iCloud

Yes

Yes, via Storage Made Easy client

Yes

Yes, via
Yes, via Storage
Storage Made
Made Easy client
Easy client

Yes, via
Yes, via Storage
Storage Made
Made Easy client
Easy client

ElephantDrive

Yes[43]

P2P6

Autodetect
changes 12

Public file
hosting 8

Yes[44]

Yes

Yes[45]

Yes

Yes

EVault

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

FilesAnywhere

Yes[49]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[50]

No [50]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, w/Google
Apps for
Business and/or

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[57]

Yes[57]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

F-Secure

United
States

Yes

Sync7

No

No [48]

Yes, via
Storage
Made
Easy
client

Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

Yes

No

Optional[47]

Yes

Provider

Yes

Yes, via
Storage
Made
Easy
client

Yes

Unlimited
BW 4

No

Yes

Education
No

$/MB
plan 4

Yes[39]

physical
media
restore 9

United
States

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Drive

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Handy Backup

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

T rend Micro
SafeSync

Yes

Yes

IASO Backup

No

iCloud

Server
location 10

United
States,
United Kingdom,
Canada,
Ireland

2 GB

No limit

Yes

United
States,
Europe, APAC,
several ISPspecific locations

No

8 GB

No

United
States, Worldwide

15 GB

1 T B[54]

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

United
States,
Canada

No [56]

No limit

No

No

Yes

United
States, Worldwide

No

unknown

No limit

No

Yes

No

Yes

Infinit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No limit

Yes

No

No

Yes[59]

Optional[59]

50, 100,
200, 500 GB

No

No

Yes

Iperius Online
Storage

No

Yes

Yes

No

No limit

Provider

Win.1

Linux 1

Mac1

Encrypted
storage

Personal
Encryption 2

Secure Key
Management3

Limited
MB plan 4

Unlimited
MB plan 4

$/MB
plan 4

Unlimited
BW 4

Provider

Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

P2P6

Sync7

Autodetect
changes 12

Public file
hosting 8

Yes[60]

Yes[60]

Jungle Disk

Yes[61]

No

Yes

Partial:
34%[55]

Yes

Yes

physical
media
restore 9

Server
location 10

United
States,

Yes

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Yes

Yes

Maximum
per-file size

Yes

External
hard drive
support14

Yes

Hybrid
O ption 15

Yes

No

No

KineticD

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[63]

Yes[64]

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes
No

Yes

Livedrive

KeepVault

No

5 GB

Yes

KineticD

Livedrive

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Playbook only

Yes

No

No

Yes

Online Backup
only

MediaFire

Yes

Upload only [3]


(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/mediafirejump-on-cloud-storage-bandwagon-offer-linuxuploader)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

MediaFire

MEGA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

MEGA

Memopal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[66]

No [67]

Yes

United
States

Yes
Yes
Yes (paid-

No

No

Yes

Yes

AWS[12][62] or
Rackspace
Cloud Files.

Canada

No

No limit

Yes

Yes

United
Kingdom

No

No limit

Yes

10 GB

No Limit

No

50 GB

No limit

No

3 GB

5 GB

7 GB

3 GB

Yes

2 GB

No limit [70]

Yes

No

Yes

4 GB

Yes

Yes

15 GB for
new users,
25 GB for
older users

10 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes, using
MEGAsync
client

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Memopal

Yes

20 GB

Yes

No

only)[65]

United
States

Green
Hosting

No

Infinit

No

Iperius Online
Storage

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

No

Jungle Disk

No

KeepVault

Partial,
Amazon

Europe
KeepVault

AWS[12][46]

Yes, 94%[12]

Optional[58]

Yes

No, Amazon

United
Kingdom

Yes

Yes[58]

Yes

Green
Hosting

[53]

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 GB

United
States

Yes

Jungle Disk

Yes

Yes

iO S 1

Yes

No limit

Infinit

BlackBerry 1

Hybrid
O ption 15

No

Iperius Online
Storage

Android1

External
hard drive
support14

Yes

KineticD
No

Livedrive

No

No

MediaFire

No

No

MEGA

No

Memopal

No

MiMedia

No

Mozy

No

Nextiva Drive

No

OneDrive

No

OwnDrive

Europe,
New
Zealand
United
States,
Europe, Asia

MiMedia

Yes

No

No

Mozy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[68]

No

Yes

No

Yes[69]

Optional[69]

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

MiMedia

Yes

Mozy

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

United
States
United
States,
Europe

Nextiva Drive

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes[71]

No

Yes

100 GB

Yes

OneDrive

Yes

No, see note[72]

Yes

Yes[73]

Yes[74]

Yes

No [75]

No

Yes

No

OwnDrive
(ownCloud)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
No, the
android client
is only

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Yes, HT ML5
client in Q4

No

No

Nextiva Drive

Yes

OneDrive

Yes[76]

OwnDrive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

United
States

1 GB

Yes
Partial,
29%[12]

Yes,

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SpiderOak

Yes

Yes

Yes

capable of
accessing
spideroak
cloud data

2012, Android
version from
Amazon store for
Blackberry 10

Yes

Yes[77]

Yes[77]

Yes

Occasional
offers for
unlimited

Yes

Yes

SpiderOak

No [78]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provider

Win.1

Linux 1

Mac1

Android1

BlackBerry 1

iO S 1

Encrypted
storage

Personal
Encryption 2

Secure Key
Management3

Limited
MB plan 4

Unlimited
MB plan 4

$/MB
plan 4

Unlimited
BW 4

Provider

Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

P2P6

Sync7

Autodetect
changes 12

Public file
hosting 8

Yes

Yes[80]

No [81]

Yes

Yes
(SugarSync
account
needed for
folders)

Yes[83]

No [83]

SugarSync

Yes

Syncplicity

Yes

T arsnap

Using
Cygwin

T eamDrive

No

No
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes[84]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SugarSync

Yes
No

No

Yes

Yes, via selfhosting

Yes

Syncplicity

Yes

Yes

T arsnap

No

physical
media
restore 9

Server
location 10

2 GB

No limit

Yes

Yes[79]

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Maximum
per-file size

External
hard drive
support14

Hybrid
O ption 15

No

100 MB (web)
No limit (client

Yes

T eamDrive

Yes

United
States

Yes

No

No

2 GB
No, Amazon

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

SpiderOak

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

No

SugarSync

No

Syncplicity

No

T arsnap

No

T eamDrive

app)[82]

AWS[12][85]

United
States,
No

Green
Hosting

No

No

Germany,
Ireland,

2 GB

No limit

No, Amazon
AWS by

Yes

default [12][86]

Hong Kong
T resorit

Yes

on

roadmap [87]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Unitrends
Vault2Cloud

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[90]

No

No

Yes

UpdateStar
Online Backup

Yes

No

No

Yes[91]

No [92]

Yes[93]

Yes

Wuala

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes[94]

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

T resorit

No

Unitrends
Vault2Cloud

Yes

Yes

No
No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
No

No

Europe[88]

Yes

United
States

UpdateStar
Online Backup

5 GB

0.5 GB (free),

Yes

2 GB (paid)[89]

No

Europe
Europe,

Yandex.Disk
Zetta.net

Yes
Yes[104]

Zmanda Cloud
Backup

Yes

Yes[101]
Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes
Yes

No [102]

Yes

Yes

Optional[108]

No

No

Optional[108]

Yes

Yes[95]

Yes

Wuala
Yandex.Disk

Yes

No

Yes[105]

Yes

Zetta.net

Yes[96]

No

Yes[103]

No

Yes[106]

No

Yes[97]

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

data distributed in
encrypted chunks

Yes
Yes

No

Yes

United
States[107]

No [98]

100 GB[99]

10 GB

10 GB

No

No limit

Yes

Yes: only
w/LaCie
NAS[100]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Europe,

No limit

Yes

Yes

Singapore,

Provider

Win.1

Linux 1

Mac1

Android1

BlackBerry 1

iO S 1

Personal
Encryption 2

Secure Key
Management3

Limited
MB plan 4

Unlimited
MB plan 4

$/MB
plan 4

Unlimited
BW 4

Provider

Cloud
hosted
Net
Drive 5

P2P6

Sync7

Autodetect
changes 12

Public file
hosting 8

physical
media
restore 9

Server
location 10

Partial,
Amazon AWS
or Google
Cloud

No

T resorit

No

Unitrends
Vault2Cloud

No

UpdateStar
Online Backup

No

Wuala

No

Yandex.Disk

Yes

Zetta.net

No

Zmanda Cloud
Backup

ITAR
Compliant

Provider

Storage[12][109]

Japan

Encrypted
storage

Yes: 100%[94]

Yes

United
States,

Zmanda Cloud
Backup

Yes

No

Free
online
storage
(nontrial)13

Maximum
per-file size

External
hard drive
support14

Hybrid
O ption 15

Green
Hosting

Legend
^1 Windows/Linux/Mac/iOS/Android/BlackBerry - Supported operating systems for thick client (native binary application), which provide background data transmission and setting services.
^2 Personal Encryption - The user needs to manage their own encryption key or password. If they lose it, there is no way to access the data. The service provider cannot access the user's data even if required by the government.[110][111] Backup service providers often claim that no one can access the users data even though they themselves could if forced to
do so, so entries claiming support of this feature should always have a supporting reference. If the backup service has a password recovery or reset mechanism that allows a user to access their data when they lose their password or key, that proves they do not have personal encryption.
^3 Secure Key Management - If yes, the user holds and controls of the encryption key. If no, the service provider holds and controls the encryption key.
^4 Payment method
L - Pay per computer. Additional fee for storage over a threshold.
U - Pay per computer. Storage per computer is unlimited.
M - Pay per unit of storage, but unlimited computers may share that storage.
B - Bandwidth capping or limits are used on accounts.
^5 Cloud hosted Net Drive - Cloud can serve storage over WebDAV, SMB/CIFS, NFS, AFP or other NAS protocol, allowing files to be streamed from the cloud. A change made to the cloud is immediately accessible to applications on all clients without needing to pre-download (sync) the file in full.
^6 P2P storage - data spread over many computers based on peer-to-peer net advantages.
^7 Sync - Synchronization between computers, and/or mobile devices (PDA, MDA,...)
^8 Public Internet file hosting ^9 Restore via physical media ^10 Server location - countries where physical servers are located. Where the data will be located.
^11 Still in Beta version
^12 Whether the desktop client (if available) can detect and upload changes without scanning all files.
^13 Many backup services offer a limited free plan, often for personal use. Often it is possible to increase the free backup limit through coupons, referrals, or other means that are not included in this column. This column also does not include free trials that are only available for a limited period of time.
^14 External hard drive support - Can refer to an alternate backup destination or whether the service can back up external drives.
^15 Hybrid Online Backup works by storing data to local disk so that the backup can be captured at high speed, and then either the backup software or a D2D2C (Disk to Disk to Cloud) appliance encrypts and transmits data to a service provider. Recent backups are retained locally, to speed data recovery operations.
^16 Bitcasa encrypts each file with a key derived from that file, so a file can be decrypted only if you already have (or have had) the decrypted version. Therefore bitcasa cannot decrypt arbitrary files, but they could e.g. remove a specific requested file or log which users access a specific requested file. There also is a learn-the-remaining-information attack
possible.[112][113]

Comments
Acronis
Up to five PCs, always incremental backups, remote access from the web
AltDrive
Data de-duplication; block-level incremental; unlimited offering. Home (13 computers) or biz service (11000 computers). Client-side encryption, external USB drives, NAS support for Biz customers.
ASUS WebStorage
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Auto-upload on designated folder, auto-backup capabilities, cross-platform file access of upload and sharing - iOS, Android, Windows Marketplace, OS X, Ubuntu, Linux, Windows Store (Windows 8) also any compatible browser. 5 GB of free data. Upload limit for each file of 500 MB on free account. Daily file sharing limit of 500 MB on free account. Free
account will only allow one computer to be able to back up.
Backblaze
Data de-duplication; block-level incremental
Barracuda Backup Service
Data de-duplication; real-time hybrid on-site/off-site data back-up
BullGuard Backup
5 PC/license, fast upload speeds, mobile access, encrypted transfer and storage, password-protected settings, free 24/7 support
Carbonite
Block-level incremental, Home or Pro editions. iPhone/ Blackberry/ Android App available to remotely access data from the online backup (For Pro: Users of the computer which are backed up, not available for the Administrator of the Pro). Can manually select files to upload that are larger than 4 GB.
Copy
Delta sync, clients for most systems available (including Linux), invitation system gives 5 extra GB each user.
Crashplan
Unlimited destinations. Data de-duplication; block-level incremental. Can run server-free, exchanging backup space with friends and family.
Datashield
High-level encryption, personalized encryption key, shared cloud drive, sync folder functionality
Dolly Drive
Cloud storage that is specifically designed for the Mac. Also allows users to store files exclusively in the cloud for seamless access on any computer or mobile device.
Diino
iPhone/Android app available.
Dropbox
Data de-duplication, delta sync, iPhone/Android/Blackberry app available.
Dropmysite
website backup, database backup, SFTP support, free up to 2 GB.
Druva inSync
Integrated Backup and File-sharing. HIPAA and ISAE3400 compliant
Egnyte
Delta sync, Google Docs sync, user and group management
ElephantDrive
Auto-transfer from defunct Xdrive.
FilesAnywhere
Mark Cuban acquired minority interest in 2006. Android, iOS, BlackBerry apps available. Dedicated server options available. CoolBackup software used for backup and sync.
F-Secure
[Steek acquired by F-Secure July 2009]
Humyo
Humyo was acquired by Trend Micro and will become part of Trend Micro SafeSync. Humyo no longer accepts new clients.
IASO Backup
Advanced data reduction technology. Data de-duplication mechanism. High level of scalability and cost effectiveness.
IDrive
Proprietary license download client. Automatic Selection. Continuous Data Protection. "Virtual drive" explorer.
Jungle Disk
Proprietary license download client sample code.
KeepVault
Real-time hybrid on-site and offsite data backup
Memopal
Cross-user de-duplication, delta sync
MiMedia
Initial seed via a MiMedia-owned external hard drive available (no extra cost, shipping included).
Mozy
Data de-duplication; block-level incremental. "Mozy Data Shuttle" physical seeding service available for extra fee.
Replicalia
Professional Backup for Professional Data
SpiderOak
Data de-duplication."Zero Knowledge" encryption.
StoreGrid Cloud
Byte-level incremental backup, local backup, Disk Image backup - BMR and physical seeding.
Syncplicity
Google Docs sync, Central Management with Business Console
TaniBackup (Cheap Backup)
Up to 10 TB per standard package. Extensible to over 300 TB per single account. Access via SMB/CIFS or SSH (including sftp, scp, rsync and so on). 100 GB for $2 per month.
Tarsnap
Client source available; data de-duplication; block-level incremental.
TeamDrive
Store encrypted data on any WebDAV server; supports working offline; files can be commented; built-in support for conflict resolution.
Tencent Cloud (English)
Tencent is offering users 10TB of free cloud storage[114]
Unitrends Vault2Cloud
Data de-duplication; hybrid on- and off-premise data backup; physical seeding
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UpdateStar Online Backup


Data de-duplication; block-level incremental
Usenet backup
Is the method of storing backup data on the usenet.[115]
Windows Live Mesh
Replaces windows live sync and windows live folder
Wuala
Cross-user data de-duplication, Client-side encryption, Wuala does not have access to the data. Hybrid solution only works with LaCie NAS.
Zetta Enterprise-grade Online Backup
Supports Linux, Mac OS, and Windows, high speed WAN optimization, SAS 70 certified data centers
Zmanda Cloud Backup
Available in German and Japanese languages, supports MS SQL Server, MS Exchange, SharePoint, MySQL Database, System State, Oracle

Versioning
Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
Acronis
Supports detailed history of changes to files with browsing by date or version number.
AltDrive
Old versions of files are kept for 60 days. Biz customers choose their retention policy of 30 days to 7 years to forever.
Backblaze
Old versions of files are kept for 30 days.
Box
Versioning is included in paid subscription
Carbonite
Keeps old versions for up to three months. It keeps one version for each day of the past week, one version for each of the previous three weeks, and one version for each of the previous two months that the file has been backed up. Versioning available for PC computers only; not available for Mac.
Copy
Possibly, it is mentioned on their Google App, but not directly on their website [116]
Crashplan
Options: All, or staged (daily, then weekly, etc.).
Cubby
All previous versions and deleted files are kept until explicitly removed by the user or the user runs out of space. All deleted files and previous versions count towards the storage limit.
Dolly Drive
Yes. Keeps unlimited versions of files.
Dropbox
By default, Dropbox saves a history of all deleted and earlier versions of files for 30 days for all Dropbox accounts.[117]
Dropmysite
Provides incremental backups with the ability to download every snapshot.
Druva inSync
Unlimited, Timeline based restores
ElephantDrive
Any number of versions can be kept for any amount of time.
Google Drive
Old versions of files are kept for 30 days or 100 revisions. Revisions can be set not to be automatically deleted.
IASO Backup
All versions of files can be kept for different periods of time, starting from 1 month to 1 year or more.
iDrive
Up to 30 old versions of files are kept forever (until explicitly removed).
Mozy
Old version of files are kept for 30 days. Pro 60 days, Enterprise 90 days.[118]
PowerFolder
Five versions are kept online. In the client it is configurable how many versions to store locally.
SOS Online Backup
All versions are kept. Only the largest counts towards the storage limit.
SpiderOak
All versions are kept. All files can be undeleted.
SugarSync
Five versions are kept. Only the most recent version of each of existing files as well as deleted files count towards the storage limit.
Syncplicity
Old versions of files, as well as deleted files, are kept for 30 days. Configurable for business or enterprise-class services.
TeamDrive
All previous versions are kept and can be restored.
Tresorit
Versioning is included in paid subscription
Wuala
Ten versions are kept. Only the most recent counts towards the storage limit.
Zetta Enterprise-grade Online Backup
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All versions are kept. All files can be undeleted.

Defunct services
Filerock
drop.io
Windows Live Mesh
Xdrive
ZumoDrive
Ubuntu One was discontinued on June 1, 2014.[119]
Norton Zone was discontinued on July 7, 2014.[120]
Dell DataSafe will be discontinued on June 11, 2015.[121]

See also
File hosting service
Remote backup service
Comparison of online music lockers
Comparison of file synchronization software
Comparison of file hosting services
Cloud storage
Shared disk access
File sharing
List of backup software

Notes
References
1. ^ https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-349.htm
2. ^ AltDrive Blog A note on AltDrive Security (http://altdrive.com/blog/a-note-on-altdrive-security/)
3. ^ a b How Backblaze uses Encryption to Protect your Data (https://www.backblaze.com/backup-encryption.html)
4. ^ "Barracuda Backup Service - Integrated Local and Offsite Backup" (http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/backup_faq.php#Q6). Barracudanetworks.com. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
5. ^ Bitcasa (http://www.bitcasa.com/)
6. ^ Techcrunch interview with Bitcasa CEO (http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/18/bitcasa-explains-encryption/)
7. ^ "Bitcasa CloudFS API" (https://www.bitcasa.com/platform/cloudfs-api-docs/).
8. ^ Upgradable to 20 GB, with friend referral. (http://www.bitcasa.com/support)
9. ^ Is there a maximum file size for a single file allowed for being stored in the cloud? (http://twitter.com/bitcasa/status/171983458900525056) "Infinity :)"
10. ^ http://feedback.bitcasa.com/forums/184524-bitcasa-feature-requests-suggestions/suggestions/3920475-mirroring-an-external-hard-drive- Bitcasa ext HDD support in development
11. ^ "Bitcasa and Amazon keep redundant backups of all data" (https://support.bitcasa.com/hc/en-us/articles/202210598-How-Secure-is-Bitcasa-).
12. ^ a b c d e f g h "Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet" (http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/Global/usa/planet3/PDFs/clickingclean.pdf). Greenpeace. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
13. ^ a b "Box for Enterprise IT: Security Leadership in The Cloud" (https://www.box.com/enterprise/security-and-architecture/). Box.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
14. ^ "Box and WebDAV" (https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/200519748-Does-Box-support-WebDAV-).
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17. ^ Managing Your Private Encryption Key (http://carbonite.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1372/~/%5Bwindows%5D-managing-your-private-encryption-key)
18. ^ Bandwidth Allocation (http://carbonite.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1440/partner/carbonite/default.php), retrieved 2012-01-25
19. ^ [1] (https://carbonite.service-now.com/carbonite/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB000395)
20. ^ HomePremier and Business plans only: http://www.carbonite.com/en/home/online-backup-pricing
21. ^ HomePlus, HomePremier and Business plans only: http://www.carbonite.com/en/home/online-backup-pricing
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25. ^ "PRO FAQs" (http://support.code42.com/Administrator/3.6_And_4.0/Planning/PRO_FAQs). CrashPlan PRO. Codefortytwo Software. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
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27. ^ http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/faq/mozy#are_crashplan_unlimited_plans_really_unlimited , throttled by setting by default http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/reference_guide/settings#network
28. ^ "reference:real_time_backups [CrashPlan Support Site]" (http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/reference/real_time_backups). Support.crashplan.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
29. ^ About Us (http://www.code42.com/about.html), Code 42 Software
30. ^ as a local backup option : http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/getting_started/attached_drive_shared_folder and to backup : http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/faq/mozy#can_i_back_up_my_external_hard_drive_thumb_drive
31. ^ "Cubby and WebDAV" (http://help.cubby.com/knowledgebase/articles/143917-can-i-use-cubby-via-webdav).
32. ^ "F.A.Q. about Apple Time Machine in the cloud" (http://www.dollydrive.com/learn_more/faq/#faq6). Dolly Drive. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
33. ^ full external and network-attached storage support
34. ^ "What is Diino?" (https://www.diino.com/c/default-en/help). Diino. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
35. ^ Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges | Threat Level | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/dropbox-ftc/)
36. ^ Encrypt Files On The Client-Side Before Uploading To Dropbox | DiggFreeware.com (http://diggfreeware.com/encrypt-files-on-the-client-side-before-uploading-to-dropbox/)
37. ^ a b c d e Druva Cloud Backup FAQ (http://www.druva.com/documents/inSync-Cloud-FAQ.pdf)
38. ^ a b Security & Privacy - Online Storage Protection and Secure File Sharing for Egnyte Cloud File Server (http://www.egnyte.com/file-server/security-privacy.html)

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39. ^ "Egnyte map drive" (http://egnyte.com/file-access/desktop-access.html).
40. ^ Linux | ElephantDrive (http://home.elephantdrive.com/linux/). Home.elephantdrive.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
41. ^ Download Android App | ElephantDrive (http://home.elephantdrive.com/download-android/). Home.elephantdrive.com (2011-12-09). Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
42. ^ What is a Personal Key in the encryption settings? : Knowledge Base and Support Center (http://support.elephantdrive.com/entries/58086-what-is-a-personal-key-in-the-encryption-settings)
43. ^ "ElephantDrive: How do I set up my Trunk (mapped) drive?" (http://support.elephantdrive.com/entries/95605-How-do-I-set-up-my-Trunk-mapped-drive-).
44. ^ Everywhere folder : Help Desk (http://support.elephantdrive.com/entries/21691218-Everywhere-folder). Support.elephantdrive.com (2012-07-05). Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
45. ^ Tutorials (https://vault.elephantdrive.com/help/tutorials/default.aspx#share). Vault.elephantdrive.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
46. ^ "Where is my ElephantDrive data physically stored?" (http://support.elephantdrive.com/entries/58087-Where-is-my-ElephantDrive-data-physically-stored-). 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
47. ^ "Security : Support Center" (http://support.filesanywhere.com/entries/20136112-security). Support.filesanywhere.com. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
48. ^ Privacy Policy : Support Center (http://support.filesanywhere.com/entries/20163703-privacy-policy)
49. ^ "FilesAnywhere WebDAV Drive Mapping" (https://www.filesanywhere.com/compare/online-file-storage-plans.aspx).
50. ^ a b F-Secure Online Backup FAQ (http://www.f-secure.com/system/fsgalleries/pdf/faq_olb_enu.pdf)
51. ^ Google Drive Is Coming to Linux (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/google-drive-is-coming-to-linux/)
52. ^ Teresa Wu, community manager for Google drive apps promised linux client in Apr 2012 (https://plus.google.com/+ChadMcCullough/posts/SxDNKR7ehSL)
53. ^ [2] (https://support.google.com/a/answer/6034782)
54. ^ Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides size limits (https://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37603) "Files that you upload but dont convert to a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides format can be up to 1TB each."
55. ^ Google Green - Renewable energy (https://www.google.com/green/energy/)
56. ^ http://www.handybackup.net/online-backup.shtml
57. ^ a b "Secure IP Backup | Best Backup software | IASO Backup Technology" (http://www.iaso.com/online-backup/security/). Iaso.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
58. ^ a b "Infinit" (http://www.infinit.io/). Infinit.io. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
59. ^ a b "Iperius Backup" (http://www.iperiusbackup.com/iperius-backup-online-storage.aspx). Enter srl.
60. ^ a b Encryption and Account Keys : Jungle Disk Support (http://support.jungledisk.com/entries/19078-encryption-and-account-keys)
61. ^ "Jungle Disk WebDAV" (http://blog.jungledisk.com/android-how-to-access-jungle-disk-the-power-of-using-standards-webdav/).
62. ^ "Amazon AWS: Jungle Disk" (http://aws.amazon.com/customerapps/239).
63. ^ Online Backups, Hard Drive Backup, Windows Backup | KeepVault (http://keepvault.com-newsflash.info/sdk-php)
64. ^ http://forums.proxure.com/viewtopic.php?t=2141, http://forums.proxure.com/viewtopic.php?t=1389
65. ^ "Livedrive WebDAV access" (http://blog.livedrive.com/2011/06/for-advanced-users-using-ftp-sftp-and-webdav-to-access-your-files-within-other-apps/).
66. ^ Security Memopal (http://www.memopal.com/en/security.htm)
67. ^ http://www.memopal.com/en/supportfaq/i-have-lost-my-passwordcan-i-retrieve-it.htm
68. ^ "How secure is my data?" (http://support.mimedia.com/article/how-secure-is-my-data-13.html). Support.mimedia.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
69. ^ a b Mozy Help : Understanding MozyHome Encryption (http://docs.mozy.com/docs/en/user-home-win/guide/concepts/understanding_encryption.html)
70. ^ "Limit on file size? - Mozy Community" (http://community.mozy.com/t5/Mozy-for-Windows/Limit-on-file-size/td-p/4420). Community.mozy.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
71. ^ Downey, Alisen (2 December 2014). "Nextiva Drive Offers Secure Cloud Storage and Real-time Collaboration" (http://www.tmcnet.com/channels/business-voip/articles/394456-nextiva-drive-offers-secure-cloud-storage-real-time.htm). TMC Net. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
72. ^ Storage Made Easy supports OneDrive (http://storagemadeeasy.com/wiki/cloudproviders/onedrive/)
73. ^ Microsoft SkyDrive for Android app is now available (http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/28/microsoft-skydrive-for-android-app-now-available)
74. ^ Connect to Microsoft OneDrive (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/48168/?lang=en)
75. ^ Skydrive secure storage features (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/any-file-anywhere), Microsoft monitoring, censoring SkyDrive uploads? | WMPoweruser (http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-monitoring-censoring-skydrive-uploads/)
76. ^ "Skydrive von Microsoft als Netzlaufwerk einbinden (1.1.2012)" (http://cybernetz.net/microsoft-skydrive-25gb-als-netzwerklaufwerk-in-explorer-einbinden). Cybernetz.net. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
77. ^ a b Does SpiderOak use encryption when storing and transferring data? (https://spideroak.com/faq/questions/3/does_spideroak_use_encryption_when_storing_and_transferring_data/)
78. ^ "SpiderOak FAQ: SpiderOak can not map network drives" (https://spideroak.com/faq/questions/1387/do_you_offer_the_ability_to_mapadrive_to_your_system_from_a_windows_pc/).
79. ^ https://spideroak.com/manual/preferences
80. ^ Data and File Security - Secure Online Backup SugarSync (https://www.sugarsync.com/products/security.html)
81. ^ SugarSync password recovery (https://www.sugarsync.com/forgot-password)
82. ^ What is max file size for upload? (http://sugarsync.hivelive.com/posts/a1b452c599?commentId=11020#11020) "There is no maximum file size limit for adding the file through the SugarSync Manager application. However, there is a 100MB limit for files being uploaded through the SugarSync website."
83. ^ a b Syncplicity User Manual / About Syncplicity (http://manual.syncplicity.com/w/page/12564555/About%20Syncplicity)
84. ^ Cryptography (https://www.tarsnap.com/crypto.html). Tarsnap (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
85. ^ "Tarsnap service is provided using infrastructure from Amazon Web Services" (http://www.tarsnap.com/about.html).
86. ^ "TeamDrive receives Amazon Partner Network Advance Technology Partner Status" (http://blog.teamdrive.com/2014/01/teamdrive-receives-amazon-partner.html).
87. ^ "Tresorit on Linux" (https://support.tresorit.com/entries/23594358-Linux-desktop-sync-client).
88. ^ "Tresorit Features" (https://tresorit.com/features).
89. ^ "Tresorit Pricing Comparison" (https://tresorit.com/pricing##compare).
90. ^ "Encryption for your Backups | Unitrends Incrypt" (http://www.unitrends.com/features/incrypt.html). Unitrends.com. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
91. ^ UpdateStar - Simplify your software life (http://client.updatestar.com/en/onlinebackup/overview/)
92. ^ Even though UpdateStar allows you to manage your own private key, they also have an Encryption Key Recovery Service (http://client.updatestar.com/en/onlinebackup/help/). How that exactly works is not clear from the website.
93. ^ Server Edition
94. ^ a b Wuala - Technology - Secure Cloud Storage - Backup. Sync. Share. Access Everywhere. (http://www.wuala.com/en/learn/technology)
95. ^ https://support.wuala.com/faq/general/what-is-your-bandwidth-usage-limit/
96. ^ "Wuala FAQ: What Is the File System Integration?" (https://support.wuala.com/faq/technical/).
97. ^ "Wuala Blog - Hottingen: New Style & Full-Feature Set" (http://www.wuala.com/blog/2011/05/hottingen-new-style-full-feature-set.html). Wuala.com. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
98. ^ https://support.wuala.com/2014/06/shifting-to-paid-only-service/
99. ^ "Wuala Blog - Hirslanden - more storage for everyone!" (http://www.wuala.com/blog/2011/10/hirslanden-more-storage-for-everyone.html). Wuala.com. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
100. ^ "Wuala Hybrid Cloud - Now Available!" (http://wuala.com/blog/2013/01/wuala-hybrid-cloud-now-available.html).
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102. ^ Questions and Answers (http://help.yandex.ru/disk/?id=1124534)
103. ^ "Yandex and WebDAV" (http://help.yandex.com/disk/webdav.xml).
104. ^ "Zetta.net Enterprise Cloud Backup - One console for all your server backup jobs" (http://www.zetta.net/Multi-Platform-Backups.php). Zetta.net. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
105. ^ "Zetta.net - Pricing" (http://pages.zetta.net/requestquoteservices.html). Zetta.net. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
106. ^ "Zetta and WebDAV" (http://www.zetta.net/storage-strategies-webdav-pr.php).

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108. ^ a b Zcb Faq (http://www.zmanda.com/zcb-faq.html#500). Zmanda.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
109. ^ "Zmanda cloud storage options" (http://www.zmanda.com/backup-Amazon-S3.html).
110. ^ Internet security: Keys to the cloud castle | The Economist (http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/05/internet_security)
111. ^ Why I Use Jungle Disk and Tarsnap Evil Routers (http://evilrouters.net/2011/04/20/why-i-use-jungle-disk-and-tarsnap/)
112. ^ http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/7142/online-backup-how-could-encryption-and-de-duplication-be-compatible
113. ^ The Learn The Remaining Information Attack (https://tahoe-lafs.org/hacktahoelafs/drew_perttula.html)
114. ^ "Tencent 10TB of free cloud storage" (http://www.weiyun.com/act/10t-en.html). Tencent. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
115. ^ "usenet backup" (http://www.wikihow.com/Backup-Your-Data-on-Usenet-%28Ubackup%29). Wikihow.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
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117. ^ http://www.dropbox.com/help/122/en 12/2013
118. ^ "Recovering Older Versions of Files" (http://www.cloudwards.net/review/mozy-home/#restore). Mozy. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
119. ^ "Ubuntu One file services have been shut down" (https://one.ubuntu.com/shutdown/).
120. ^ "Norton Zone End of Life FAQ" (https://www.nortonzone.com/end_of_life_faq).
121. ^ "Dell DataSafe Online service will be shut down on June 11, 2015." (https://www.delldatasafe.com/).

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