Cloud data backup service, Backupify, has dropped its paywall until January 31st in an effort to acquire more customers. The service backs up Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs, WordPress, Delicious, and FriendFeed data, to name a few, though apparently the file format you get when you restore your data may not be the most useful to non-programmers (i.e., XML documents). I haven’t tried Backupify myself, but this offer is tempting. ZDNet’s Between the Lines blog has the full story: Backupify drops paywall; backs up your data from Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail.
Isn’t that kinda like an offer for a free one-way ticket to Easter Island?
Err… this seems a real case of “product in search of a need.”
I use Zoho (quite adore it, actually) but see no reason to back up my data FROM there.. online’s more likely to be a potential backup for files on my desktop (were Mozy/Dropbox/G.ho.st not already doin’ that).
I bet no one at Smarterware actually uses this.
DEAL: I’ll archive all your Gmail for the next 12 months. In return, I ask for…nothing. Or, five bucks, or something.
I’ve tried backupify – it does the job, but as Gina says getting the data back in the event of a loss would be a nightmare.. and that renders it pretty pointless.
The worst example is the gmail backup – all the emails are stored in one very long (not sortable, not searchable) list of .eml files?!
I really want to be automatically backing up my cloud data – but I feel backupify is in the very early stages at the moment. Too much so.
Does anyone know any other companies?