An online storage service worth a look

Last week I came across an interesting backup and archival solution: JungleDisk. It uses Amazon’s S3 storage and makes it available as a local WebDAV disk. You can use it to make regular or incremental backups, or use it for longer-time archival, e.g., of your documents. And if you’re worried about your privacy: JungleDisk encrypts not only the transmission but also the files before uploading. The main difference compared to other online storage services is, however, that Amazon S3 charges not for a fixed storage size but per GB of used space and per GB transferred. Rates are as low as 15 US cents per GB and month. The ‘disk’ is never limited to a certain selected size. Check it out.

PS. JungleDisk is hiring. So if you need a job, a visit on their web page couldn’t hurt.

3 Responses to “An online storage service worth a look”

  1. TjL says:

    I’ve been meaning to do a better job backing up files, and even Time Machine hasn’t helped because I don’t have a spare drive large enough. So I went ahead and signed up for A3 and JungleDisk! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Oliver says:

    I can recommend CrashPlan too. It allows backups among friends or on a spare pc. You don´t have to backup to a paid space.

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