Make data archiving effortless with IDrive’s True Archiving

November 28, 2022

IDrive Online Backup retains all the data you backup, including the files and folders that no longer exist on your backed-up computers and mobiles. You can retrieve this data anytime you want. True Archiving stores your data and enables you to recover readily from hardware failures, virus attacks, or natural disasters. Your data is secure with IDrive Cloud Backup.

If you no longer need the archives, you can delete the data manually from your cloud account or perform an automated Archive Cleanup to match the cloud data with the current data in your devices. You can store files in one place and access them from anywhere with IDrive cloud backup.

Free online backup features by IDrive

  • Multiple device backup - Secure the data in all your devices – from Macs and PCs to iOS and Android devices – with a single IDrive Cloud Backup account.
  • Continuous data protection - IDrive performs an online backup of modifications made to your data in real-time, within 500 MB, and ensures timely data protection between scheduled backups.
  • Snapshots and versioning - IDrive ensures your data is protected against malware attacks by providing a historical view of your backed-up data for point-in-time recovery. IDrive retains up to 30 latest versions of your backups without affecting your storage quota.
  • Data security and privacy - IDrive cloud backup secures your backed-up data during cloud storage and transfers with 256-bit AES encryption security. IDrive lets you take complete control of your data privacy by allowing you to set a private encryption key to your cloud account that is not stored anywhere on the servers.

Sign up for a free IDrive online backup account with 10 GB cloud storage to keep your data safe.

Here's what the experts say:

You won't find a better overall online backup service than the full-featured IDrive, especially for the price. – Michael Muchmore

Support for the majority of common server applications. Free backup seeding service. Excellent security. – Daniel Brames, March 24, 2021

As a pure storage solution for all of your mobile photography, this is easily the most affordable unlimited option we've seen. And with IDrive's strong track record in the cloud storage realm, it's also one that you can trust. – Sean Riley, June 03, 2021

IDrive is a top-notch cloud storage service. - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, March 08, 2021

Effortless remote backup - A versatile and feature-rich hybrid backup solution that’s simple to use and perfectly priced for SMBs. - Dave Mitchell, August 18, 2020

IDrive - The cheapest cloud storage service of 2020 for all your files. If all you care about is lots of storage on the cheap, this service can't be topped. - David Murphy, August 13, 2020

IDrive is like a checklist of everything most people could want from a cloud storage service. It's fast, incredibly simple to use, and it offers excellent security so you know your files are secure at all times. – Jennifer Allen, August 04, 2020

Best overall choice thanks to a rock-bottom price. – Desire Athow, July 06, 2020

IDrive's versatile and easy-to-use platform is packed with features and different ways to back up, store and recover your company's data, which is why we named it our best pick for small businesses. – Andreas Rivera, June 12, 2018

IDrive is best for anyone who has multiple machines to back up. – Sean Riley, May 15, 2018

Online backup for the person who wants everything; Backup, storage, sharing, local backup... IDrive does just about everything. – Jon L.Jacobi, September 28, 2017

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, March 27, 2014

IDrive Express is a common-sense solution to time-consuming backups. – Michael S.Lasky, November 25, 2013

IDrive Express
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  • IDrive Express ™

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