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IBackup Review

IBackup at a Glance

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IBackup Review
5 votes, 2.80 avg. rating (57% score)

Our Rating

3.5 / 5 stars
★★★½☆ 

Price:

  • Plans start at $9.95/month, $99.50/year.
  • You can opt for yearly subscriptions that carry a 10% to 16% discount compared to monthly plans.

Pros:

  • Fast
  • Efficient
  • Easy to use
  • MS Exchange Server Backup
  • MS SQL Server database backup
  • Creates sub accounts
  • Mapped drive support.
  • File sharing
  • Supports Windows, Mac and Linux

Cons:

  • Does not offer incremental backup See comment below.
  • Backup space not unlimited. Overuse charged at $2.00/GB/month or upgrade to higher plan.

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Full IBackup Review

ibackup-thumbIBackup is an online backup system that offers a wide range of features including data compression, scheduled backups, incremental backups, and data encryption on the server as well during transmission over the internet. Features of IBackup that are normally seen with online backup applications include emailing file attachments to your data storage, configure an online driver to show up as a local drive, the ability to upload files and folders, and the ability to download files and folders. One other feature that makes IBackup a bit different is that you can choose the IBackup for Windows application with three different browser based methods.

IBackup is not one of the less expensive online backup systems you can find. However, it offers eight different applications download with their own options and interfaces, so users can choose the one that fits their needs. These downloads are free once you have an account that will give you the ability to customize your interface in the way that you choose.

The various downloads available include IBackup, WebFolders, Web-Manager, Sub-Accounts, Multimedia, IBackup for Mac, FTP and ILite. After you choose the application you desire, you can then drop and drag files when you wish to upload them, have the ability to view and play your media files, and schedule backups.

IBackup of course offers online storage but also offers the ability to share files as well as disaster recovery. The benefits of IBackup are the automation of backing up your files, compression, encryption, block level patching, web-based access to your account, network drive access to data, backups across platforms and databases, and the creation of sub-accounts to help map specific folder to accounts.

As stated before, IBackup is not cheap. You can receive 10GB storage for $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year all the way to 300 GB for $299.95 per month or $2999.50 per year. The various plans available include IBackup for Windows, IBackup Drive, Sub-Accounts, Web-Manager, WebFolders, Snapshots, Sharing & Collaboration, IBackup Drive for Mac, Exchange Server Backup, MS SQL Server Backup and IBackup for Linux.

You can receive a free trial for 15 days but you will need to use a credit card in order to activate the trail. Customer support is available through telephone, online chat, and email. They also offer a wealth of information on their website, to help you with any questions you may have. Customer Service is great when it comes to helping individuals with any problems that arise.

According to you needs, IBackup may be worth the extra money. It all depends on how well protected you want your data to be.

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4 Responses to IBackup Review

  1. John Taylor says:

    I am happy with their service also, I have several clients the more secure needs and they have a professional version that meets SAS 70 v2 compliance concerns.

  2. Swamy says:

    We were very happy with the ibackup scheduled job process to transfer files from computers to ibackup server. The happyness losts just a few days. The backup jobs were taking a few seconds but now sames jobs are taking hours. Along with that lot of missing files issues. Opened many tickets to ibackup technical team and they are helpless and they keep saying try this and try the new version. We tried everything what they have said but still it is frustration with ibackup continues. Now we are not using their process to transfer data. We do it manually. I suggest think twice before you commint on this.

  3. Under “Cons”, you stated that IBackup “does not offer incremental backup”. This is incorrect. IBackup DOES offer incremental and compressed backups that greatly reduce the network bandwidth usage by transferring only the modified portions of a file.

    Robert Haines
    Business Development Manager – IBackup

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