Here’s one that thinks different. Instead of backing up files to an external disk, Strongsync backs up critical files to remote servers. What’s the advantage? Your backups are not subject to the trials and tribulations of the home or office where theft or disaster could occur.
Sync. Strong. Remote.
What caught my eye about Strongsync initially was two things. First, it’s from the folks who make the popular ExpanDrive which we use here in the office.
ExpanDrive connects to remote servers of almost all flavors but resides in your Mac’s Finder so it looks and acts like a volume attached to your Mac.
Strongsync is a bit different. It’s a Mac app that connects to remote sources and performs auto backup and file synchronization.
That means you get more control over the backup process and less expensive online storage than you would through Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive. How? By using Amazon and other online storage facilities.
Strongsync connects easily to Amazon’s popular and inexpensive S3 storage service. It can also connect to your own remote storage via SSH and SFTP (including SSH key support; and connections are encrypted for more security.
The user interface is typical Mac simplicity. View files from the Finder or the Menubar. All you’ll need to do is setup each remote storage account and select the proper protocol.
Strongsync plans to go beyond SSH, SFTP, and Amazon S3, the popular Dreamhost, with Rackspace Cloud Files, any server with Openstack Swift capability, and other popular open standards.
What I would really like to see in online backup storage is an app that aggregates storage from Mac to multiple online services.