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Tim Fisher

Free Online Backup: Your Options

By April 18, 2012

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MiMedia LogoAs you may have noticed in your years of Internet use, a lot of things online truly are free, especially when it comes to software. I've talked several times about free file recovery software and free registry cleaners. There are even completely free office software suites.

Here's another one that might surprise you: online backup. I've blogged about online backup services before. There are tons of them. Dozens of popular ones by my last count. But there are also free ones:

List of Free Online Backup Plans

Yes, completely free, and yes, of course there's a catch. You're limited as to how much you can backup. MiMedia gives you 7 GB, several others offer anywhere from 2 GB to 5 GB.

The really cool thing about these free online backup offerings is what isn't restricted: basically, everything else. In other words, all of these free online backup plans sport the same software, encryption, and feature set as their premium offerings.

That means that, as long as you only have a few gigabytes of files you find most important and couldn't live without, you can have the same awesome online backup service your neighbor has, and pays for, for free.

Have you ever used a free online backup service?

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