Cloud Backup and Remote Access - The Official IDrive Blog

  • IDrive Online Backup – Some useful tips

    We receive 100’s of emails from users every day asking various things about IDrive. Here are the top 10 tips or pieces of information (not in any particular order) related to IDrive Online Backup .

    1.  IDrive does true archiving. If you delete data on your desktop or remove your mapped drive or USB drive, your data on IDrive is not automatically deleted.

    2.  IDrive does block level patching for incremental transfers. This means IDrive backs up only modified pieces of your files, not the whole files making the backup process very efficient.

    3. You don’t have to be infront of your desktop to manage your schedules and backup set. You can do it via web from anywhere.

    4.  IDrive sports possibly the best search among backup services. Search via the desktop client or via web, you will see near instant results.

    5. If you think the IDrive backup is hogging too much of your bandwidth and affects your ongoing work, check the ‘auto-pause’ option on progress bar. It suddenly turns into an intelligent auto sensing application and uses bandwidth only when you don’t.

    6.  To protect your most commonly used critical data, all that you really need to do is install and provide authentication information. That is it!

    7.  Works on Mac!

    8.  Finder plugin on Mac!

    9.  With the optional user defined encryption key, your data is fully encrypted, end to end. This should help you and your business meet many regulatory requirements.

    10. You can do folder restores either from desktop client or directly via web using an applet!

  • IDrive Website with a new look

    It is the same IDrive, with the new look and feel. Most of the content is unchanged.

  • IDrive for Mac Finder Plugin

    When the IDrive for Mac product was released a a couple of months ago, users loved it for providing an alternative to very limited choices on the Mac platform. When we asked them on what they thought about the product, they suggested us that we need to have a drag-n-drop finder plugin to view, backup or restore in addition to the classic two pane scheduling application.

    We listened, and hence the product, IDrive for Mac Finder Plugin.

    IDrive for Mac Finder Plug-in integrates with Mac OS X, making access to your IDrive account on Mac as easy as opening a Finder window. Just drag-n-drop the files/folders that you need to backup or restore. While IDrive for Mac application is optimized for best performance, for a quick look and easy drag-n-drop, the Finder Plug-in is a useful tool. Enjoy!

  • IDrive for Mac launched!

    We are excited to announce beta release of IDrive Online Backup for Mac.

    This is a major feat for us and for Mac users. There are few choices for online backup in the Mac world, and we are excited to offer one. We differentiate from others in this space in performance and ease of use. Our internal tests have shown that IDrive for Mac client outperforms other online backup offerings on Mac by a factor of at least 30%, for both backups and restores.

    In addition, IDrive for Mac is the only application that performs block level incremental transfers for both backups as well as restores. Every other application on Mac platform does only incremental transfers for backups. This innovation allows greater efficiency in transfers both ways.

    Pricing for the Mac accounts is same as Windows, at $4.95/month for consumers for 150GB, and $9.95/Month for 50GB for business users.

    Here are some screenshots:

    IDrive for Mac Main Screen

    Scheduler date and time settings

    Scheduler manage screen