Tue, 6 May 2008

6:17 PM - HP Upline

HP has a new backup product called upline. It's a web and application based backup solution for Windows based PCs.

I decided to give it a try. I love .Mac and saw this as a backup solution for my Windows box in which I lost homework and itunes content on last year.

The website is great. However, I'm not impressed with the windows client. It's a bit ugly, and suffers from one flaw. Users must pick what file types they want to backup. it shows folders it's scanning, but it doesn't backup the whole folder. I don't like this. My information is all stored in my profile in windows and I want a full backup of that folder. I don't know if this was a way to minimize disk space usage on their part or concerns of liability. Either way, I don't like it.

This product would have saved my music and word documents that were lost in my vista crash. I'm going to give it a little more time and see what they do with it.

There is a free trial for one year with 1GB of storage and the plans are reasonable with unlimited storage.

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