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What is Legacy Backup?

Legacy Backup products allow files and folders from your local computer to be backed up automatically off-site to the cloud. This protects your files from ransomware, accidental deletion, file corruption or system crash. Legacy Backup will allow you to restore your data back to your device in the event of loss from most scenarios. This type of backup is suitable for most home users and personal backup needs. Legacy Backup does NOT have the ability to restore programs, OS configurations or system settings . So, for example, if your computer were to die, you would be able to restore your DATA back to a new computer, but you will still need to reinstall all of your programs/software and reconfigure all of your settings and any personalization you had on your old computer. Cloud Continuity (disaster recovery) products offer the ability to do everything that Legacy Backup does, but also has the ability to restore EVERYTHING as it was onto a new computer in the event of failure. In other words, it will put back all of your data, programs/software and OS configurations and  the personalizations that you had on your previous device. This saves money, time and removes the need for you to dig up all of your software licenses and then actually reinstall each and every program that you had before.


For more information on Cloud Continuity Backup, click here.


For more information about Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, click here.


Backblaze Personal Cloud Backup claims to be the "World's Easiest Cloud Backup" and with good reason. It really is easy to setup, so easy that you can setup an account, install the software and start your backup in under 5 minutes.

Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. Blazing fast. Backblaze will automatically back up all your files including documents, photos, music, movies, and more. It’s that easy. Both automatic, scheduled or manual backups are available. Be notified of your backup status via automated email reports.

Access Anywhere! Access files through the web, or on iOS or Android. No matter where you are, your files will always be with you.

Restore Rapidly! Download files for free from the web, or have your data shipped to you on a flash drive ($99) or external drive ($189) with full refunds upon return. Restore old versions up to 30 days, one year, or forever.

Your Data Is Safe! Backblaze takes security seriously. All data is stored in their secure data centers with 24-hour staff, biometric security, and redundant power. All your files are encrypted before being transmitted over SSL and stored encrypted. You can use a private encryption key for additional security, ensuring only this key can unlock your backup. Two-factor verification via ToTP and SMS is available for all Backblaze accounts.


Backblaze’s code is native to Mac and PC and doesn’t use Java, therefore  Backblaze is available for both PC & Mac backup. 

To receive a FREE 30 Day Trial of Backblaze, click here.


Carbonite has been in the backup business for so long that it is practically a household name. Join millions of confident families using award-winning Carbonite backup.


Archiving files with cloud storage is not the same as online backup. It requires manually uploading file after file, and archives can still be lost. And if you’re using free archiving offered by your email or office productivity software, you’re still at risk. Don’t trust cherished memories and critical files like banking records to just anyone.

Carbonite is always on and continuously updates your backup. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. Carbonite backs up all your files, photos and videos* with one click. Easily restore lost files using a web browser from anywhere!


Carbonite is available for both PC & Mac backup. 

From simple to sophisticated, we have a Carbonite solution for you. Whether it's computer protection, server backup or both, you can easily find the solution that meets your needs. Find a plan that's right for you by clicking here.

*Automatic video backup features are offered in Plus and Prime plans


iDrive is a feature rich cloud backup service that also offers local backups and many storage plan options. It also is one of the few backup products that allow you to backup multiple devices with one backup plan.


Device Backup: Backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into a single account. In addition, data from external hard drives can also be backed up.

Online File Sync: Files and folders will be synced in real time across all the devices that you link using IDrive. Sync storage does not impact your backup storage, and matches your backup storage limit.

iDrive Express: Quick backup and retrieval of data in less than a week via physical storage shipment, ensuring no bandwidth usage.

Snapshots & Versioning: Snapshots provide historical view of data for point-in-time recovery and help protect against ransomware; IDrive retains upto 30 previous versions of all files backed up to your account. 

Manage Computers: Web-based console helps manage data backups, restores, application settings and more, on remote computers.

Clone/Computer Backup: Perform sector-level backup or file-level backup to secure your entire computer, and restore the same to its initial state in the event of a disaster.

Security & Privacy: Transfer and store files with 256-bit AES encryption using a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the servers.

Fast Fast Fast!: Incremental and compressed backups will ease network bandwidth by transferring the modified portions of a file.

Continuous Data Protection: IDrive automatically recognizes the modified parts of files and backs them up.

Go Mobile: Access files backed up from PCs and Macs or synced from connected devices; protect mobile data with apps for iOS and Android.

Retrieve Data: Search and restore files from the desktop application or via any browser; provision to recover deleted files from Trash within a period of 30 days.

True Archiving: No data is deleted from the IDrive online account until you manually delete or run 'Archive Cleanup' to match your computer data to your account.

Stay Informed: Activity reports, backup status reports, share reports - all keep you informed.

iDrive is available for PC, Mac, Android & iOS backup. 

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