Availability of reasonably priced fast broadband connections has made making off-site backups of computers over Internet feasible. This kind of off site backup business started with expensive small off-site storage services (few gigabytes of storage many dollars/euros per month). That business is then competed with small free off-site storage services (for example Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega) and services that give space enough to backup all your data from PC for few dollars/euros per month (for example Backblaze and Crashplan).
Crashplan, the Only Reason I Install Java article tells that Crashplan is an incredibly powerful backup utility that allows local or offsite backup, and the company offers cloud-based storage for reasonable rates. The backup software is free (available for Windows and Linux), and the folks at Code 42, however, have given away the ability to swap storage with friends as an alternative to their paid-cloud-based service. If you have two computers connected through Internet, you can back them up over the Internet to each other completely free! The article writer don’t like Java-based programs (I don’t like the either too much) like Crashplan, but its functionality is so great, he doesn’t mind breaking his own rules.
I have tried myself Crashplan software and their cloud based service and I can agree that they seem to be very good. So goo that I subscribed to their cloud service aster the trial period. Now my crash planning is full backup to external hard drive every now and then and continuous backup to Crashplan. The good thing on this kind of service is that the data is encrypted: CrashPlan encrypts your backup files before any data is sent to your backup destinations. CrashPlan (the free version) uses 128-bit Blowfish to encrypt your files and CrashPlan+ uses 448-bit Blowfish encryption.