Thursday, July 21, 2011

Backup Your Data from The Cloud

Cloud computing is hot. It is the backend system that supports many information systems such as email, social networks, photos, etc. However, have you ever plan to backup your data from the Cloud one day?

There are 2 options: Google Takeout and Cloud Export.

Google Takeout (from Google) allows you to download all your data from their services. This includes +1, Buzz, Contacts and Circles, Picasa web albums, profile and streams.

Cloud Export is a Windows application that will backup everything for you. Once login, it will download your contacts, Gmail, Reader subscriptions, Blogger entries, and more and store them all locally. The service supports Google accounts, Google Apps accounts, and even Twitter, Identi.ca, and more.