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IDrive vs. IBackup | Which is Best for you? | Online Backup Search

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IDrive vs. IBackup -- Which Is Right For You?

IDrive and IBackup are from the same company Pro Softnet. But whats the difference between these two brands? Learn which one is better for personal use and which is better for a corporation.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: February 3, 2011 | Updated: April 22, 2013
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Pro Softnet Corp. makes several different products that simplify online backup for users of different sizes and needs.

Their product IDrive is designed more the home, personal, or small business user. Although the features are very nice for the IDrive Pro version, the IDrive Basic (free) version is comparable as well.

Another product they offer is IBackup, an enterprise based solution designed for users of higher technological needs. The main differences between IDrive Pro and IBackup are that IBackup offers Online Database Backup, Raid Redundancy, Compliance Standards, Linux/Unix support, Sub-accounts and more technologically advanced features. While IDrive Pro offers features like Auto Backup Selection, Versioning, Encryption, Bandwidth Throttle and more.

iBackup will email you a physical hard drive or flash drive copy of your files, iDrive will only restore files via the internet.  If you have hundreds of gigs of data that you need as soon as possible it could be faster to get a physical copy of the files rather than wait days for the files to download via your internet connection.

iDrive and iBackup Comparison Chart:

Features IDrive Basic IDrive Pro IBackup
Storage Space 5GBs 50-1000GBs 10-1000GBs
Monthly Rate Free $4.95-$79.05 $14.95-$599.95
Sub-Accounts No Yes (depends on plan type) On-Demand (or some plans offer between 3 and 100 accounts)
Auto Selection Yes Yes Yes
Continuous/Incremental/Compressed Backup Yes Yes Yes
Online Database Backup (Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle) No No Yes
Mapped Drive Support Yes Yes Yes
True Archiving/ Sync Yes Yes Yes
Timeline Restore Yes Yes Yes
Raid Redundancy No No Yes
Data Center Mirroring (High Protection) No No Available
Bandwidth Throttle Yes Yes Yes
Proxy Support Yes Yes Yes
Backup Log Yes Yes Yes
Compliance Standards No No Yes
iDrive Explorer Yes Yes Webfolders
Web Access Yes Yes Yes
Linux/Unix Support No No Yes
Website   Visit IDrive Visit IBackup

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and online technology expert. He has built global networks and websites for fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building Joomla and Wordpress websites as well as reviewing online backup services, web hosting and anything else that needs reviewing.

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