May 202013
 
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Recently the creators of Drivepop cloud hosting wanted us to review their cloud backup offering and showcase it to readers as well as give away 5 free unlimited lifetime backup plans.  First we will talk about the basics of a cloud backup service what it is for and why you would want to use one, this also will discuss what makes it different than Dropbox and other services and why you will want to use it.

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What is Drivepop?

Drivepop is a cloud storage service that if about backing up your computer files pure and simple, this service will automatically scan and perform routine backups of all files you specify on your computer to the cloud.   Drivepop uses the Livedrive cloud backup service, Livedrive is one of the largest cloud backup providers and has been in use for years.

Now, if you are curious I recommend you go to Drivepop and sign up for the free trial program, this offers you 512GB of storage, unlimited bandwidth, file versioning (up to 30 files) app access and more.   After your 14 day free trial the plan is only .99 cents per month, that’s right, .99 per month and this gives you unlimited cloud storage!  You won’t find unlimited storage space for that price.

When you first sign up for Drivepop you will get an installer file for Livedrive, you download it and start your Livedrive installation and configuration.

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As part of the installation you choose which initial folders you want to backup, these will be scanned and automatically backed up to your Drivepop Livedrive space.  After the Drivepop Livedrive is installed you will see the livedrive icon in your Windows system icons area on the bottom right of your task bar.

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From here you can right click on it and manage your backups to get more granular in what you backup, or simply update it with new folders.

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Under the manage backups you can also click on the settings and set your schedule, which is the time frame that Livedrive will scan for files and upload/back them up to your Livedrive cloud backup provided by Drivepop.

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I set mine so that it only did the copies/sync between 12am and 5am every night, this way it wouldn’t be using my bandwidth uploading files during my normal working hours.  If you want things to sync right away, you can select “real time backup” but if you are constantly creating new content files or updating files you will always have the upload going on in the background.  I use MagicJack on my computer which uses VOIP through the USB, so to keep any potential interference off I have my backup sync happening on non-usage times.

Overall my initial backup took a few hours, but much less than you would expect considering I backed up 9.21GB of data which included 78,554 files and 4,232 folders to my Drivepop Livedrive cloud.

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If you aren’t using a cloud backup service to keep your content stored in an additional location in case of emergency,then you should be.  Drivepop offers a fantastic cloud backup offering at a price that is unbeatable.  Seriously, even if you didn’t win one of the 5 unlimited licenses you can get unlimited backup space for .99 per month, or unlimited backup for your entire household worth of computers for less than $5 per month, this is a fantastic deal and worth taking advantage of.

Enter to win DrivePop Lifetime Unlimited Backup

That’s right, DrivePop is giving 5 Dragon Blogger fans a chance to win unlimited cloud backup for up to 5 PCs, this isn’t just 1 year, this is a lifetime unlimited backup account.  If you want to backup 1TB of data on 3 PCs you are covered with this unlimited backup account.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below, remember you can gain up to 50 bonus entries by leveraging the referral feature so enter, share and good luck to all who enter.


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Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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  • http://workmoneyfun.blogspot.com/ Rajan M

    I will backup all my data from my pc. Can we backup blog database too?

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      This service is a full PC backup client, so anything you download and have on your PC will backup to the cloud. You would have to download your WordPress blog/database to your PC and then let it backup to the cloud storage, it won’t directly hook to your WordPress blog.

      • http://www.speakingoflove.net sally brown

        Hey Justin,

        I’m sure this is a stupid question that I should already know the answer to, but how do I backup blog to my PC. I use dropbox, but can never figure out how to open files on their website. Sally

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

          So you use the Dropbox plugin for WordPress and backup there? To get to Dropbox just go to website and login to see your files, or install the Windows client and you get a dropbox folder you can see right in your Windows Explorer.

        • http://www.speakingoflove.net sally brown

          I don’t use Windows Explorer. Should I use that browser to view files? I use Chrome mostly, and when I try to look in dropbox file, I don’t see individual things that are backed up.
          Seems to be encrypted or something.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

          Windows explorer is the built in Windows file browser when you open a new window, did you download and install the dropbox client, if so there is a dropbox icon in your window when you open my computer, to the left, you should be able to browser your folders.

        • http://www.speakingoflove.net sally brown

          I see it now. I guess it hasn’t been updating correctly, because my files are all from July, 2013. No worries. I’ll look at it later. Thanks for the help. Sally

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

          So with that Dropbox backup plugin, it makes 1 file for all your WordPress backup and it is an encrypted file, you can’t open it, you can only upload it into the plugin to decrypt and restore it. You can’t browse your WordPress files with that plugin, they are encrypted. But there should still be the 1 backup file (encrypted) just can’t open it.

  • http://twitter.com/AJayHall62 Andrew Hall

    I backup pictures and music and videos of my family.

  • http://tomjamieson.com/ Tom Jamieson

    I have three PCs that can be backed up. This service definitely has a good price point. Thanks for sharing and reviewing Justin.

    • Roger McAllister

      Would love to have you aboard Tom. We are coming out of the gates with guns blazing, at least in terms of pricing. :)

  • sandra d

    two computers and my photos

  • casaflamingos

    would backup two computers,

  • http://www.speakingoflove.net sally brown

    Hi Justin,

    I’ll be signing up for this if I don’t win, but would love to win. Thanks so much for the review and for sharing this with readers. Sally

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      Give the 14 day free trial a run, this service is well worth the .99 per month if you don’t win.

      • http://www.speakingoflove.net sally brown

        I’ll certainly do this! Sally

  • http://www.tattebayo.com/ Tate

    around 1 or 2 PC only… mostly work and school related files

  • Rachel Harrison

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Have a good week!

  • Erin Collins

    I would backup my music and photos. I have 2 PCs I would use this for.

  • Adil Farooq

    I want to backup Two desktop and one laptop. Lots of data and love to win. Thanks

  • MichaelPerkins

    MAcpro startup disc, 4 COmputers

  • Richard Hicks

    would backup 2 desktops. Stuff like photos, documents, spreadsheets and email

  • Kari Flores

    My bill matrix and school papers. I have 4 computers in my home.

  • Kristen Heb

    I would definitely back up all my photos and videos of my family! As of right now, I would only need to back up one computer…mine. But there is a TON to backup!

  • anish274

    I have laptop and PC plus my wife has a loptop.

    Want to backup all IMP Docs and Files for lifetime.

    Thank You!

  • Malea

    I need to back up 3 PC’s currently, but I am sure in the future that will get to 5! Most of what I have to backup is photos, home movies, and documentation.

  • SherLizza

    oh lordie.. all the ads here… it’s like walking in a maze.

  • SherLizza

    it took hours to uploads less than 10 gb? PC’s have an average storage now of 1 or 2 Tb. Plus the external HDD’s. I wonder how long that would take.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      No doubt it would take a day or several days to backup the 1TB or 2TB for the first time, but after that only modified files would be backed up. The online backup is only as fast as your Internet connection is as well which is a fraction of the speed of a local LAN or even Wireless G, Wireless N networks unless you have a very fast broadband or Google Fiber.

  • javajolt

    what happens to this data if the account holder should pass away? are there provisions made in the settings for this scenario?

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      I honestly don’t know and that is a good question, in my case I actually have a safety deposit box, where I keep a listing of all my accounts for every service that I use in case I die unexpectedly and my wife has to gain access to anything. She needs to be able to handle my AdSense, Amazon Affiliate and all other accounts, so an online backup account would just be one more that somebody has to plan for in such an untimely event.

    • 1stkorean

      I have thought about this too on various things since our neighbor to the north is somewhat unstable, and he has said many time he would turn Seoul into a fireball, and since we are powered mostly by natural gas that is exactly what would happen.

  • VictorLandry

    Their billing service is Stacksocial. I paid for the service but my account page on their website showed nothing. I contacted them and they said they don’t give refunds. I put the charge on my credit card in dispute. Obviously, a rip off. Don’t trust them.