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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

IDrive

This is an economical way to back up less than 1000 GB of data. It can also back-up mapped drives, so you can do the back-up from a personal computer in addition to the server. Restoring tends to be a bit cumbersome, so this should be used as an emergency function, not regularly. Once I tried to add files from the server to another computer but it didn't work because the other computer didn't have the IDrive installed.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

Spanning is well suited for backing up Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Form data, as well as other file types including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Acrobat PDF, PhotoShop and InDesign files. It also backs up media files of all formats. It is not well suited to backing up Access databases. It can also not restore Google Form meta-data.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

IDrive
4.6
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Versioning
IDrive
5.3
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Video files
IDrive
4.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Audio files
IDrive
4.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Document collaboration
IDrive
3.0
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Access control
IDrive
4.7
Spanning Backup for G Suite
File search
IDrive
5.7
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Device sync
IDrive
4.3
Spanning Backup for G Suite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IDrive
4.9
Spanning Backup for G Suite
User and role management
IDrive
3.0
Spanning Backup for G Suite
File organization
IDrive
7.0
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Device management
IDrive
4.7
Spanning Backup for G Suite

Cloud Storage Platform

IDrive
6.8
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Performance
IDrive
6.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Reliability
IDrive
7.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite
Storage Reports
IDrive
6.3
Spanning Backup for G Suite

Pros

IDrive

  • Offers a cloud and a local backup option from the same app.
  • Fast upload speed.
  • It keeps old files forever, versioning, which helps protect against ransomware.
  • Can backup as a disc image.
  • Can search and restore for lost data. Makes finding lost files way easier than other solutions.
  • You can choose which folders to backup.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Well, first of all it does what its name suggests: it backs up G Suite and does a fantastic job of doing so.
  • Recovery of files is as simple as locating what you require and hitting go.
  • The setup process took less than 30 minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IDrive

  • The used to send your backed up data overnight on a hard drive (if you needed it). Now, they only have an option to download. I love that you can download your data if you need it. That is great, but I would still love the option to ship an actual hard drive because in some cases there is too much data and downloading it all could take days.
  • The UI could use an update/refresh.
  • If you are not tech-savvy it's not super obvious how to set things up. It would be helpful for some it were simplified in some aspects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Administrative users can backup multiple accounts at one time, but can only restore one account at a time.
  • Management console navigation opens additional tabs, but I believe they are working to improve that.
  • It would be nice to be able to delete emails and files from user accounts from within Spanning instead of having to login to Google as the user.
  • Google Forms meta-data is not able to be restored to other accounts.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IDrive

IDrive 6.5
Based on 4 answers
I have not had to use their tech support. I did call once but luckily figured out what to do while I was on hold so I disconnected. If I really needed them it would have been a very long hold time I suppose.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

IDrive

Backblaze is easier to set up, but it's not the better solution for me. I need to be able to backup to multiple locations. Backblaze didn't offer a way to do backups to an external HD. Backblaze didn't offer versioning when I picked iDrive. Backblaze wasn't able to throttle upload and download speeds which would slow things down when I have to deliver files to clients online.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

I've not looked at any other products as this met all my needs and was recommend to me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IDrive

  • iDrive has saved us money as their pricing structure is fair and they allow multiple devices to be backed up under the same account - where others do not.
  • iDrive has saved us time as we no longer have to manually back up and sync files on our computers to external drives.
  • iDrive has lessened the burden of stress. We no longer worry that we may lose critical data that can no longer be recovered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Nonprofit friendly pricing.
  • Scales easily to add more accounts.
  • No hardware to maintain.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IDrive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Spanning Backup for G Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IDrive
5.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite
10.0

Support Rating

IDrive
6.5
Spanning Backup for G Suite

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