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7 of the Best Free Linux Online Backup Solutions

Oct 25, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Many people are concerned about the security of their data. They disregard online services and back up their computer to an external hard disk or network drive. However, unless these drives are stored remotely, users are not protected from fire or theft.

"There are many service providers that offer a Linux compatible online backup system. All of the online solutions featured in this article offer users some free online space (varying between 1GB and 50GB), with the exception of CrashPlan. Typical features that they provide include encryption, online access to files, data compression, bandwidth usage, continuous backup, file-by-file-restore, multiple versioning, redundancy, although some are only available for paid accounts.

"To provide an insight into the quality of remote backup services, we have compiled a list of 7 online backup solutions. We have ranked them in our order of preference, with Dropbox carrying our highest recommendation. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to keep their data safe."

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