Online Secure Backups with the Allmydata Web 2.0 Application
by Mark Woodstone - Thursday, 12 July 2007.
Allmydata usage via a Windows application

For the full backup experience, you should download the Allmydata native client which provides some good features including:

  • Backup thousands of files simply with a drag and drop
  • Automatic backup scheduling
  • Restore multiple files and directories at once
  • Backup your Outlook emails even while checking them
I tried installing it on my brand new Vista powered notebook, but it didn't work. The system tray icon showed a clear red X over it and the software tried to initialize without any luck. I just managed to record this screenshot:



Trying the options provided from the menu started the browser and pointed it to a local server listening to port 8666. The software application was updated a couple of weeks ago, but I found the following piece of information in the Allmydata FAQ: "Allmydata works on Windows XP and Windows 2000 operating systems". I hope the guys behind the project will update the application soon.

Overall, Allmydata as a web service is a pretty straightforward and useful application. While I would prefer drag and drop features in the web interface, while dealing with files it isn't a problem of using good old check the box and click action routine.

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