5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu

cloud_smallAs the digital age progresses, the amount of data we produce each year is growing quickly. There was a time when we could fit all of our personal digital data on a few floppy disks, but many of us now have hundreds of gigabytes or photos, music and documents that we need to backup and protect. Backing up our data locally is important, but any good backup plan should also include off-site backups. “The Cloud” has promised us infinite, cheap storage where we can save our ever-growing data. Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s important that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for users.

Deja Dup + Ubuntu One

Deja Dup (aka “Backup”) is the default backup solution in Ubuntu 11.10. The Ubuntu team has preconfigured Deja Dup to work with Canonical’s Ubuntu One online storage service. To get started backing up, all you need to do is create a free account on Ubuntu One and flip the Backup switch to “on” in System Settings. Ubuntu One provides users with 5 GB of storage for free. While 5 GB might not be enough to backup all your music and photos, it probably is enough for backing up your important documents. If you need more storage, you can add it for $2.99/month per 20 GB.

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