Sceduled Backups

I was listening to a podcast about different ideas for backing up your family’s data the other day and have been thinking about the best way for backing up ours. I’ve recently bought a 0.5T hard disk which is just great for this sort of thing, but the main problem is remembering to do it on a regular basis. Because of this I’ve been looking around for options that will let me schedule backups and just forget about them.

One product I had blogged about in the past is an online solution called: IBackup – Online Storage. It’s had some glowing reviews from magazines like PcPro, PcWorld and WebUser, so I thought it might be worth a look. The way it works is that you pay a monthly subscription for some space somewhere on their services which you can use to upload data to to use as a backup. The great thing is that you can access this from any other computer, not just the one you uploaded it from.

Anyway, to get back to scheduled backups, one of the features of their product is a Desktop Scheduler which allows you to schedule backups to happen on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can see some screenshots which give an idea of how the thing works. I must give it a try one of these days.

One comment

  1. That’s what I need, something to remind me to backup. I had looked at iBackup before, but didn’t know about the Desktop Scheduler. Thanks for the info!

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