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


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So, since you want a free solution here's my thought on Dropbox vs the Microsoft soluiton. Dropbox gives you 2GB of storage, nice client apps for multiple platforms, plus web access to your files. You can share those files with whoever you want. A down side for me is that everything you want to syncronize has to be in a single folder... and sometimes that's ...


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You could use AxCrypt to encrypt individual files transparently (open and edit them after encryption with double-click). This would have the advantage over TrueCrypt that Dropbox would not need to upload the whole container if you changed just one file in it. You would however still loose the benefits of delta syncing.


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The three security levels currently available in CrashPlan+ (which allows use of CrashPlan Central for online backups) are: Secure key with account password (default) Secure key with private password Use custom data key As for which level(s) to use, it appears that anything but the default meets the goal: Secure key with account password (default) The ...


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i like crashplan. it does compressed incremental backups.


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Use dropbox. The best syncing tool ever. You just register with them, download and install their application. Authorize your computer. Then you'll see a dropbox folder. Just put in all the files in that folder. That's it. Its will be synced. In free account you get 2GB. Files won't be deleted. It will be there for ever (till dropbox exists & it ain't ...


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Arq is an online backup tool for Mac, which uses Amazon S3 as backup storage. Arq stores the backup data in your own Amazon S3 account, encrypted with your own password using AES-256. Backups are stored in an open format documented on the website.


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Yes, if you choose the right online backup provider. If you ensure that they provide an SSL encryption connection to their server and the data is encrypted the other end, it is a good start. One great example of secured online backups is Mozy Online Backup. It uses a secured SSL connection from your computer to the backup server and stores the data ...



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