How about using cloud storage as online backup?
Thanks Larry for such as a good info. Yes, there are many users who are paying for an online backup service who would be better-served by a cloud storage service. And most importantly, those cloud storage such as Google Drive and Dropbox offer quite a large storage for free! So people like me who like freebies will just use it as online backup by just uploading the files to these storage. Since it's too convenient, I put a lot of stuffs to Google Drive and the 15GB free space is easily full. Then, I started using those free cloud management solution such as http://jolidrive.com that is able to management many cloud storage within one management console so that I can literally get more free cloud storage space. That is cool, but not enough as it's not able to combine all the cloud as one. I need to decide which storage is for what type/category of data to store. For example, Google Drive is for storing photos, movies, and music, while Dropbox for working documents, etc. Then, I found http://free.cloudbacko.com that is able to combine many Google Drive / Dropbox accounts into one big space, which pretty satisfied my ever growing backup needs. Now, I've applied 6 Google Drive accounts primarily for using with Cloudbacko to get 6 x 15GB = 90GB free space. Good enough for my cloud backup purpose so far. Another cool feature is the files and filenames encryption before storing on the cloud. All my data storing on those 6 Google Drive accounts is now encrypted. When you browse your backup data through Google Drive web interface or installed software, they're encrytped into a bunch of meaningless info. So, people from Google will not be able to know what I've put into their cloud storage. It makes cloud storage a real good platform for online backup. I would say they will upset many online backup service providers, as this service is free. So, just like to share it here to let more people benefit from this cool service.