IDrive Online Backup is a powerful tool for creating and saving backups to the cloud
Backup – the easiest and most reliable way to protect yourself against accidental loss of or damage to important information. To store backups are best on a removable disk, but if files are not for you, secret, for this purpose you can use cloud services. It may be «normal» OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and the like or special, such as IDrive.
How to assure the developers, their service offers a higher degree of protection than the most popular cloud storages. To transfer files to the cloud and download them to your local computer the developers propose to use the desktop client is quite simple and convenient program IDrive Online Backup. In free mode, each registered user gets 5 GB of cloud space. A little, but if you decide to limit the storage of text documents and photos, that should be enough to excess.
To work with the service you need to register. It’s free and it takes some one to two minutes. The only thing you need to determine is the encryption key. The use of a personal key increases the cryptographic strength protection, but then you can’t share your files with other users, so if your plans include sharing files, I suggest you leave everything by default.
Since working with the service via the web interface is not very convenient, after registration, it is advisable to download and install the client application. After the authorization the program will automatically add it to the list of data I backed up the user directories, thereby offering to backup them. Of course, if you wish, you can always make this list of any directory.
Despite the lack of Russian language, thanks to the thoughtful usability to work with the app IDrive Online Backup is very simple. More right of the work window displays the tree of folders on your computer, in the left lower panel is a switch between the main functions of the program. There are six of them: Backup, Restore, Scheduler, Sync, Local Backup and Server Backup. To speculate about the appointment easy. The first is responsible for the reservation, the second – for recovery, the third for task scheduling, a fourth for data synchronization.
The fifth and sixth functions allow you to create and store backups on local and remote computer, respectively. There is the IDrive Online Backup additional function of the imaging system and user partitions, but it is available only in the professional edition of the program. However, to be upset about the unavailability of this feature in the free version not worth it, because it is not implemented in the best way.
To summarize. If you compare IDrive Online Backup with other software to sync, backup and restore the data, it is somewhere in the middle. In terms of functionality the app is superior to most customers of popular cloud services, but at the same time it is significantly inferior to professional software to create backups of the same Acronis True Image. In addition, the transmission speed of data I backed up to the cloud in the free version of IDrive Online Backup is poor.
Developer website: www.idrive.com/online-backup-download.htm