Date Added: Feb 2010
The iDrive online backup solution has replaced the cumbersome, error prone and expensive traditional tape-based backups. It safeguards critical data in case of system crash, by automatically backing it up. Using various customized options, one can immediately take backup of the data or schedule it for a specific time. This application is ideal for small businesses with large backup needs. Key features of iDrive online backup solution are Data Compression during file transfer that ensures quick backups, Incremental Backups that economize the bandwidth usage and File Versioning through previous 30 versions of a single file backed up to account can be retrieved. This paper gives an overview of the contemporary data management system and conventional backup methods, thereby drawing a comparison of the same with the new generation IDrive online backup solution. iDrive boasts of not only quick backups and cost effectiveness, it also involves minimum human intervention and no threat of data theft. It has an intuitive user interface, supports international character sets of most major languages, provides backup for mapped drives and has an adjustable internet bandwidth usage. Furthermore, data can be synced with the account of the local system as it works on most Windows Operating Systems and can be retrieved from any location. It is Proxy/firewall friendly and also possesses application integrity. Above all, iDrive enforces a 'user-defined encryption key' that is known only to the user and the application is hosted at world-class Internet data center at California.