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Dropbox Storage limit: 2 GB (up to 8 GB by inviting friends) File size limit: No Limit on number of files: No Bandwidth limit: Yes, but they don't specify what it is exactly. Can link directly to files: Yes (files must be in the public folder) Versioning of files: 30 days Clients: Web interface, Mac, Windows, Linux (Requires Gnome/Nautilus), iPhone, iPad, ...


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SkyDrive Storage limit: 25 GB File size limit: 50 MB Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: ? Can link directly to files: Yes (permissions-based) Versioning of files: ? Clients: Web browser. Pricing: Free SkyDrive works well for me. The file size limit is perfect for documents and photos. Plus, using 7-Zip I can compress my backups, and split the ...


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Yes and No, Pretty much every online service has encryption to prevent your documents being compromised if a server or hard drive goes missing (assuming they do all the back ups and fault tolerance their end). However, if you can decrypt / get it using software, it pretty much always means that they would also be able to. Your only real bet is to encrypt ...


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What about Jungle Disk? It will set up an s3 account as a local drive. I'm not sure what sync capabilities it has natively, but your mac has rsync built-in and you could use that. There's more discussion about other Amazon s3 clients in the question about the best Amazon s3 file manager utility.


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I have some friends who use Amazon S3 and speak very highly of it


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I use Dropbox which gives you 2Gb free. You can get up to 8Gb free space by introducing friends. They also offer a paid service: 50 Gb $9.99 / month or $99.00 / year 100 Gb $19.99 / month or $199.00 / year You can share folders out and anything put in the dropbox folders gets synced automatically. There are Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry ...


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Backing up someone else's data without consent may violate TOS or laws of state you or they reside in. Visit this information before trying to acquire someone else's data: Ethics of Online Backup Systems Facebook TOS Twitter TOS


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Google Drive Storage limit: 10 GB (up to 1TB upgrade available) File size limit: 10 GB Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: Yes, but unspecified what it is exactly. Can link directly to files: Yes (if made public, anyone with link can download) Versioning of files: Yes, for Docs Clients: Web browser, Windows (XP+), Mac (Snow Leopard+), Android ...


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Even though there are some workarounds it's strongly not recommended, because either of these services were designed to handle that. Also if it's used to get some extra quota it's against Dropbox's ToS and I'm pretty sure that it is against the Ubuntu One's as well. Here is what a Dropbox dude (N.N.) said on this matter: HELLo! Note that in the ...


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You can always use a TrueCrypt container file within your dropbox folder to accomplish on-the-fly encryption/decryption. see here for more info Under development now is also Boxcryptor that offers similar functionality, but it's still in early testing and not recommended for actual use as of now.


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The great thing about Dropbox is that anything in the Dropbox folder is always up to date on your computer, even if you have multiple computers, or are working with multiple people. They do require that everything be in one folder (on Windows 7 it's C:\Users\me\Dropbox\, on OSX its /Users/me/Dropbox/, etc.) but one thing you can do is just use softlinks on ...


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The gdoc and gsheet files are, as you've discovered, simply pointers to the online version(s) of the file(s). (This only happens if you have the Google Docs app on your PC or Mac, of course.) The only way to make local backups of the files so that they contain your actual data would be to convert them to a different format. Converting a gdoc to a Word file ...


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Backblaze keeps an always up-to-date copy of your data in their cloud. Once you get through the initial backup (can take a week), your data is always backed up with negligible network and CPU usage for only $5 per machine per month. It's also excellent software that feels like a first-class citizen on the Mac (not sure about PC). So, if you lose your house ...


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Syncplicity Storage limit: 2 GB (50 GB upgrade available) File size limit: ? Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: ? Can link directly to files: ? Versioning of files: ? Clients: Web browser and desktop.


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As a side note: I'd love to mail them a storage device for the first dump And you're also prepared to use such service when you need to restore your whole system? If not, then you may want to consider if an online backup really suits your needs, and see some generic thoughts on some test results at Best choice for a personal “online backup” in ...


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There are actually many, many options for online backup. I personally love dropbox (get extra 250mb for being referred), but they're not so good for whole disk backup and not cheap too. Still quite good as a "virtual cloud pen drive" with 2 (up to 8gb) for free! For corporate I'd advice either amazon, carbonite or crashplan. Whichever works for you. For ...


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Microsoft Live Mesh Storage limit: 5 GB File size limit: None Limit on number of files: No Bandwidth limit: No Can link directly to files: No Versioning of files: No Clients: PC, Mac, and web browser. Other Features: Allows you to sync to a folder on your desktop (similar to Dropbox) Individual sharing options for each folder News feed that shows you ...


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Jungle Disk (Oh well, I guess I should do some in depth research before asking a question. I have no idea how I missed this one.) Jungle Disk uses AES-256 encryption, which gives you enterprise- level protection for your data. Since you create and control the security key, you truly control the data. Jungle Disk is the only online storage service ...


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Have you looked at tarsnap? It's billed as "backup for the truly paranoid" :)


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Honestly, any vendor you choose for backup is going to be good if they're worth their beans. And any backup vendor that isn't worth their beans probably doesn't exist anymore. Don't hop on the "startup free backup service" bandwagon, go somewhere that keeps your stuff safe, secure, and most of all, ALWAYS AVAILABLE. A backup vendor with downtime puts you in ...


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You could encrypt your files (and keep the keys with you of course) like already suggested in most answers here. You could use bcrypt to encrypt a group of files or individual files to avoid download and upload for each edit. But, if the sum of your files is a small number, it would be safer and easier to use a TrueCrypt volume which contains a compressed ...



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