Data is encrypted and compressed before being sent over the internet and can only be viewed by the user whose data it is. BuddyBackup even keeps multiple versions of data allowing users to retrieve an older version of a file.
“We see this as a revolution in the online backup industry; by using the power of grid storage or basically utilising the amount of free space on computer hard drives, we can offer a service which is completely free”
Peter Groucutt, Databarracks Managing Director commented earlier today.
The software is available to anyone to download and should be particularly popular with home users and students who have important data to backup, but to whom a commercial online backup solution is unaffordable.
“We are bracing ourselves for uptake in pretty large numbers; the service should be incredibly popular. We have added a forum to the BuddyBackup site so that even people who do not know anyone to whom they could backup can meet other Buddies from around the world and share space.”
BuddyBackup is a free online backup utility from Databarracks, one of the worlds’ leading online backup companies. Databarracks is based in Waterloo in London, and serves customers small and large from New Zealand to New York and throughout the UK.
Databarracks has online backup solutions to suit all budgets and requirements from home users, using our Boomerang Backup Service, home and small office users through DBVault and large corporate customers through our Arxcis and bespoke backup solutions.
Databarracks also runs the SmartBackup service for PC World, the U.K.’s largest PC retailer.