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June 1, 2015
Technology today has given us no shortage of wily and resourceful options to secure our personal files and back them up to face any disaster - be it a theft, hardware failure, natural disaster or a hack-attack. However, some of these options, cloud storage specifically, in the midst of using their mind-blowing features to topple complicated disasters, manage to strangely put us into some glaringly obvious traps, that come back to bite us sometime or the other.
See if you’ve experienced this: You wake up every morning with a message on your phone saying that there is no storage space left in your cloud account. The problem is; most cloud companies make it a little too easy to store almost every existing item on your PC, mobile and other devices. When you set up a cloud account, it asks you if you want to back up your files. “Sure, why not”, you think.
Here’s the Hitch – Since you are backing up everything to your cloud, you will fill up your initial storage account space. More often than not, users find themselves being asked to pay additional money to buy extra space - within weeks of setting up their account!
The trick is to choose a cloud service that can help you be selective in backing up your files.
IDrive has military grade security measures to ensure that your data is well protected from all unauthorized sources. In IDrive, all your data are transferred and stored using 256-bit AES encryption during transfer and storage, with an additional option for private key. The private key is a unique key that you can assign during your account creation. This key is nowhere saved on IDrive servers; therefore, the privacy of your account is restricted to you!
IDrive’s data centre is located in the US with world-class facility for physical security of your data. Your data in IDrive’s cloud undergoes periodic audits to check for known application and service vulnerabilities to ensure complete security of your network. Not just that, all the data backed up to your cloud resides on RAID configured storage arrays, for redundancy in case of disk failures. So there is hardly any chance of losing your data in IDrive.
Exclude Unused Files
Using the IDrive app, you can exclude files from being backed up during interactive and scheduled data transfer. All you need to do is to select a file on your home screen, right-click it and click and choose the option to exclude the item from the transfer list. This makes a lot of sense, when you do not want to make copies of files that you don’t use much and are not important.
Account Quota Management
The biggest benefit of this option is that you can manage your account space completely. By excluding files from files that you have chosen to store, you save your account quota, which can be used for storing more data.
What File To Exclude?
Now, if you are thinking “what could I possibly exclude?” may we suggest items like system files, some application that you have temporary downloaded, games and other program files. These files take up a lot of space can take up a Lion’s share of your account.
Folders Can Be Excluded
It’s not only individual files, but you can go ahead and exclude an entire folder itself. This is a practical option for application folders that have lot of files in them. You can exclude folders based on full path name or partial name.
Isn’t this sounding fun and ECONOMICAL? You are right! By saving your account space, you are also eliminating the need to buy additional space!
So there you go – Want to switch to an affordable cloud? Get IDrive!
“ There's a heck of a lot to like about IDrive. It can do things that none of the alternatives can. – Michael Muchmore ”
“ It's affordable, comprehensively capable, has clients for just about every platform, and was pretty darn fast backing up my data. – Jon L.Jacobi ”
“ You can set your own encryption key for your data, which means extra protection... – Melanie Pinola ”
“ IDrive Express is a common-sense solution to time-consuming backups. – Michael S.Lasky ”
“ All of the data is encrypted client-side using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, unusual security feature for syncing services. – Frederic Lardinois ”
“ IDrive for iPhone offers a combination of capabilities not found in other apps, letting you back up, share, and enjoy all your photos, music, video, and more-anywhere. – Michael Muchmore ”