If you are looking for a way to backup your on-line presence, well Backupify can assist in that regard. For many of us, we spend a good portion of our time online and have a good portion of information that is important to us stored online. Have you ever thought of “what happens if Flickr goes out of business and I lose all my pictures”? Well, I have. I have a lot of information that is only present online. How many of your friends do you only have a Twitter or Facebook contact for? How many documents do you have in Google Docs or Zoho Office? If the answer pertains to data that is important, then you really should look at backing this data up. We spend time thinking about backing up our laptop or desktop, but very little time is spent on our online presence.
This where Backupify can help.
Currently Backupify will backup the following services:
- Google Docs
You can either utilize Backupify’s storage, or you can specify your own S3 bucket to use. While I have an S3 account, I decided to try the Backupify option, so a simple checkbox and I was on to configuring my services.
Setting up the services could not have been easier. I was able to configure my Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter accounts in all of 5 minutes. Only in the case of Twitter did I have to give an actual username/password with the Twitter setup, the other ones used authentication within the application to authorize Backupify to access user data.
Once I had configured my services, I checked the box for daily backups and just sit back and wait for the daily email informing that it has completed. No complex configuration required. A couple of clicks and a couple of passwords and you are good to go.
I like that I will now have my online life backed up and I did not have to write any scripts or monitor that it actually happened. And, the best part of Backupify is that until January 31, 2010 you can get a free account with no restrictions. Take the five minutes and back up that important online life that you have.