In searching for info on backup software, I stumbled on your query about online backup and data storage. You may have long since found what you were looking for and be committed to it by now, but I have recently started using Amazon Web Services S3 (Simple Storage Solution) for online backup and am really delighted with it. Data security and integrity are as good as you are going to get and, while not free, the price is excellent. If you are not already familiar with S3, it is definitely worth checking out.
My understanding is that S3 data storage is hosted on the same Rackspace servers as Amazon's own data and that all data is stored in three different locations and in at least two different geographic regions. For this, you are charged 15 cents per month per GB. There are similarly trivial upload/download charges. The only wrinkle is that Amazon does not provide any front end or interface for S3, so you have to bring your own software, so to speak. Amazon provides links to a number of applications and services that support or use S3. After looking around a lot and experimenting a little, I am using a program called Jungle Disk. If there is a better online data backup solution than the AWS S3 / Jungle Disk combination, I don't know what it is.
If you are interested in checking it out, here are some useful links:
The first is Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson, on Security Now, interviewing Dave Wright who wrote Jungle Disk. Their discussion covers AWS and S3 as well as Jungle Disk. Scroll down the page to episode 123, entitled Jungle Disk. The pertinent discussion begins about the 18 minutes and 40 seconds point. http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
The second is the Amazon Web Services, Simple Storage Solution (Amazon S3) pagehttp://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=16427261
And, finally, the Jungle Disk sitehttp://www.jungledisk.com/
As you can probably tell, I am pretty enthusiastic about Amazon S3 and Jungle Disk. If you are already familiar with this information or have already found another solution that satisfies your requirements, maybe these rambllings will be helpful to someone else.
Edited by kudzu, 31 January 2008 - 12:52 PM.