For some reason, many customers that use Rewind to backup their Shopify stores still aren’t worried about backing up other aspects of their digital life. They see their store as an important asset, but because they’re so normalized to their phones and computers, they don’t see losing their data as something as important. In short, their store is an investment, but their devices are just a part of their everyday life.
Another reason many customers don’t backup their data outside of Shopify is because they aren’t sure how. In reality, backing up your data isn’t complicated -- you just have to know where to look. You don’t have to buy expensive and bulky devices to use these four backup services, all of which are strictly online.
We’ll start you off by telling you about one of the most talked about and celebrated online backup systems currently available right now. Why? Most of the adoration rests in how simple this service is to use. Instead of most online backup services that utilize multiple different plans in order to appeal to the lifestyles of various tech users, Backblaze only offers one. You may assume that to be a downfall, but instead it’s the exact reason why it’s so beloved: the one plan includes unlimited data from a single computer for $5 a month of $50 a year. This price point is low enough that anyone can afford it while anyone can use it, no matter how much data they need to backup.
CrashPlan is another amazing online backup service that nails a lot of key features users look for when looking for a service to backup their data. Unlike Backblaze, CrashPlan has two individual plans available -- one is for an individual who wants unlimited data for a single computer for $5.99 a month or $59.99 for a year, while the other is for a family or small business that wants to backup up to 10 computers with unlimited data for $13.99 a month or $149.99 for a year. Their services are also automatic, and the files you choose are backed up when changes are made.
One of the most widely used backup services online, Carbonite is considered one of the most (if not the most) popular cloud backup service on the market. Founded in 2006, Carbonite offers three different personal plans that range from $59.99 a year to $149.99 a year. Their basic package includes unlimited data backups, with a personal package a step above offering backup for external hard drives and a system image for computers. Their most expensive personal package include automatic video backup and courier recovery service if and when a computer suffers a major data loss.
A little bit different than the other three backup services on the list SugarSync focuses on backing up folders in real-time before syncing them to all connected devices. The draw here is that the cloud interface it uses allows you to access your files on any computer and offers restoration services. However, SugarSync isn’t unlimited when it comes to data. Their smallest plan at $7.49 a month includes 100 GB of data on unlimited devices. SugarSync also offers a free plan of 5 GB for 90 days and business plans that start out at 1000 GB for three users at $55 a month.