IDrive Free 2GB Online Backup is a reliable online backup and restore application ideal for individuals. It safeguards your critical data in case of system crash, by automatically backing it up. Customization options include the provision to modify the data set selected for backup, schedules, reporting options and more. Further, the graphical interface makes it easy to navigate through the application. IDrive has two interfaces - IDrive Classic and IDrive Explorer.
Your data is encrypted on transmission and storage, ensuring its security. The other key features include data compression during file transfer that ensures quick backups, incremental backups that economize the bandwidth usage, Versioning where previous backed up copies of each file are maintained for restore to local machine, and Open and Mapped drive backup, among others. Data stored on the IDrive server is not deleted, unless you issue explicit instructions to do so.
Supports character sets of all languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Italian and Portuguese.
You can retrieve any of the previous 30 versions of a file (that was backed up to your account) to your local machine.
Intuitive user interface
The Microsoft Windows Explorer like interface makes it easy for you to navigate through the application.
You can drag-n-drop to restore files at the desired location, on the local machine.
Effective utilization of your Internet bandwidth as the data files are compressed during transmission. Further, only the modified portions of your files are backed up, resulting in quick backups.
Mapped Drive Support
Your mapped drives are backed up - even when your computer is in the 'Log-Off' state.
Effective Bandwidth Usage
You can adjust the Internet bandwidth usage for the IDrive application so that other web-based applications can also run smoothly.
You can schedule the backup of data as per your convenience and forget it. It is backed up automatically at the scheduled time.
Continuous Data Protection
The application automatically recognizes the modified parts of files/ folders and backs them up in real time, thus offering you hands-free backup of data.
True Archiving / Sync
Data is not removed from your account until you manually delete it or run sync to match your desktop data to your account. You control your backup data.
Open file backup
The application performs reliable backups of your open/locked files like Outlook files (.pst), QuickBooks, MS-Excel and so on.
Retrieve data from any location
You can login via any web browser to your account and access backed up data, view log reports and restore data to your local machine.
You can locate files/folders backed up to your account, from anywhere, through the web.
Web based Backup set management
You can edit your default Backup set, schedule time/frequency and view logs, from the web.
You can view the log files of backups, restores, scheduled backups, and details of files / folders deleted from your account from any computer, using any standard browser.
Restore data to any local machine
You can restore data to any local computer, without installing the application on your machine
Manage Multiple Accounts
You can create multiple accounts using the web interface and group them for easy management.
Automatic power-off after the scheduled backup
Selecting this option will automatically shut down your computer on completion of the scheduled backup.
Start missed schedule backup
If your computer is shut down for more than 30 minutes from scheduled time, the scheduled backup resumes at the next frequency, by default. Selecting this option will start the missed scheduled backup immediately, once the computer is turned on.
Data backed up using IDrive can only be accessed and restored only with the application. This preserves the integrity and security of your data.
Advanced settings help you to connect to IDrive servers via proxy servers and enable them to easily backup data.
Alert in case of scheduled backup fails
You will receive a desktop alert in case your backup has not taken place.
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