December 13, 2009

Backupify – Back Up Your Online Accounts


You might back up the information on your hard drive every week or month, but when was the last time you backed up the data you store online? From Flickr to Facebook, Twitter to Google Docs, more and more people are storing more and more data online without any backup in place should something go awry. Backupify is an application that aims to fix that, by giving users a cost-effective way to backup the data they store the web.

After selecting a plan that fits your needs, get started right away by inputting your login information for each of the online services you’d like to have backed up with the Backupify system. The process is as simple as entering your various usernames and passwords, and determining how frequently you’d like the information to be saved. Within 24 to 48 hours, your initial data backup will be complete and you can start accessing your data from the Backupify “archives” should the need arise. For those who prefer, Backupify can also send out daily or weekly emails showing which services were backed up and when.

Retrieving your data from Backupify is a simple process. And because Backupify stores its archives in’s data center—which has been determined to be among the safest and most secure data clouds available—the information will still be accessible even in the unlikely event that Backupify itself goes down. For anyone who stores important information online, Backupify is definitely a security system worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Back up your online data in a secure location
  • Restore priceless photos and emails
  • Protect your online videos in the event that your account is deleted
  • Retrieve data even if a service shuts off without warning

Insider Tips:

  • Back up your Twitter account for free
  • Sign up to receive email updates each time your data is backed up
  • Add new online accounts to Backupify as frequently as your wish
  • Search through your Backupify archives at any time

What we liked:

  • Vast number of online services supported by Backupify
  • Simple setup makes it easy to get started in minutes
  • Automated process eliminates the need to remember to back up data on your own
  • Amazon data integration means your archives will still be available, even if Backupify is not

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Founded by: Robert May and Dharmesh Shah
  • Web site:


  • Plans range from $3.95 to $14.95 per month, depending on storage needs


  1. I just set this up – hopefully, it will work. I would die if my Facebook account got obliterated.

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