In a Nutshell...You sign-up, download and install a small backup software program that efficiently backs up all the files you specify on your defined schedule to remote AltDrive servers. It is automatic, secure and reliable. We professionally manage the encrypted data so it is there when you need it... all for a super low price.
Everything You Need Is Backed Up To A Secure LocationAltDrive can backup everything on your computer except your operating system, and temporary / transient files. AltDrive even backups your USB and Firewire External Hard Drives. By default it even picks up your videos and large files that most other providers omit. Note that AltDrive Home will not backup Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices.
No Worries, No FussAfter you install and setup AltDrive, the software finds new and changed files and backs them up. By default, AltDrive backs up daily so you don't have to remember. And if you wish, you can schedule AltDrive to backup with a near-continuous scheduling or only when you click "Backup Now".
Wicked SecureYour data is compressed and encrypted on your computer, transferred securely, and stored encrypted. Paranoid? You can choose your own private key so nobody but you can ever have access to your backups, even AltDrive. Want the nitty gritty on AES encryption? Read our blog post about backup encryption.
Backup Multiple ComputersDo you have several computers in your household? AltDrive can backup each of these to one account for just $2.76 per computer per month if you sign up as a platinum member with annual payment. Restore anytime between computers, even older file versions and to different operating system providers.
Super Fast and EfficientAltDrive has custom-developed its own backup algorithm that prevents slowdown of your computer. It especially loves the multi-core processors. As with all such services, the first backup takes the longest. Thereafter, incremental backups are fast. AltDrive provides an automatic bandwidth throttle that most efficiently uses your Internet connection so you can stream Netflix, Pandora, and surf. Typical home connections can backup online 2 - 4 GB per day. AltDrive's throttle option is there if you want to use more or less of your Internet connection. Check your Internet connection: AltDrive Backup Speedtest.
Easy, No Hassle RestoresWith AltDrive Online Backup, you can restore what you want - a single file, a folder, a mix of files and folders, or all your files. You can test a restore at any time and any file version. No waiting for a lengthy server-side rebuild like some other providers. You can even restore previous file versions. AltDrive Home keeps up to 2 months of file versions. Modified a file and need an old version? Just pick a file from two weeks ago. Biz customers can choose the retention policy from one month to 7 years to forever. Finally is you backed up a PC, restore to a Mac or Linux. And vice-versa. Stolen computer? Restore to your new one.
Support For Windows, Mac and LinuxAltDrive backs up all Windows operating systems including servers from the last 10 years, and Intel-based Mac OSX 10.5 and newer. Mac OSX, Linux and other Unix systems are backed up. Solaris and headless are also supported for Biz customers.
AltDrive de-duplicates, compresses, and backs up incrementally as efficiently as possible. Have the same photo or document stored twice? Thrice? AltDrive will de-duplicate to back it up just once; if you restore, it will be put back in those places. Have some large files? AltDrive will compress them when possible. Change a file multiple times? AltDrive will only back up the block level changes.
No UpsellAre you annoyed when you sign up for a service only to find out that to do what you really want, you need to purchase some upgrade? Some providers upsell you more bandwidth, disk space, restore time, file types, server support, yada, yada, yada. At AltDrive, we provide everything you need, a simple, fast, efficient online backup service with no strings attached.