Software & Apps Backup & Utilities 29 29 people found this article helpful 4 Best Unlimited Online Backup Plans A List of Unlimited Online Backup Services by Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on November 10, 2020 Backup & Utilities Design Cryptocurrency MS Office Windows Linux Google Drive Apps File Types Backup & Utilities View More Tweet Share Email Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Unlimited online backup plans are just that: plans by online backup service providers that offer an unlimited amount of storage space for your data. Several years of tax returns, some music, and even a video or two might do just fine on a free online backup plan. A bit more data than that might be well suited with a standard plan from any of the popular online backup services out there. However, if you have 10,000 MP3s, 40 ripped Blu-ray movies, and a few virtual machines that you can't live without, an unlimited online backup plan is probably a better fit for your data. Below is a list of the best unlimited online backup plans, ranked by personal preference based on my experiences with each. There are also business-class backup services that offer unlimited online backup plans, but see our Business Online Backup list for those. If the price is the biggest factor for you, you can skip right to our Price Comparison: Unlimited Online Backup Plans. Our Online Backup Feature Comparison Chart piece might also be helpful. 01 of 04 Backblaze © Backblaze, Inc. Buy on Backblaze.com What We Like Relatively inexpensive. No confusion when choosing a plan. It's fast. Can keep file versions forever. What We Don't Like No offline backup option. Unlimited file versioning comes with an added cost. Our Review of Backblaze Backblaze offers my favorite unlimited plan for online backup because it's super-simple. Few if any would have trouble figuring out how to install their backup software and get everything important backed up to the cloud. Backblaze costs $6.00 /month for unlimited online backup for one computer. If you're willing to pay up front for 2 years of service, the price comes down to $4.58 /month. A really big plus in my book is the clear, no-strings-attached, way in which Backblaze explains their unlimited plan: "There are no limits to how much data you can backup with Backblaze so you can be sure you won't go over any backup limit." 02 of 04 Carbonite Basic/Plus/Prime © Carbonite, Inc. Buy on Carbonite.com What We Like Offers multiple plan choices. Backing up specific files is really easy. What We Don't Like No month-to-month payment option. File versioning isn't unlimited. Doesn't back up all file types by default. Missing advanced options for limiting bandwidth usage. Our Review of Carbonite Carbonite has three unlimited online backup plans, all of which must be paid in at least a one-year increment. Carbonite Safe Basic comes in at $6.00 /month, Carbonite Safe Plus at $9.34 /month, and Carbonite Safe Prime at $12.50 /month, though you can save between one and three dollars a month with any plan if you pay for three years at once. The more expensive the plan, the more features you get. You can read all those details in my review. Carbonite is a very solid company with a long history (Internet-relative, of course) of keeping data securely backed up. If Backblaze doesn't fit your needs, Carbonite is a fantastic choice! Carbonite's least expensive Basic plan seems to not support backup of videos, but it does — it just excludes them by default. You can remove this exclusion in Carbonite's software. 03 of 04 Livedrive Backup © Livedrive Internet Ltd Buy on Livedrive.com What We Like Adding additional computers to back up is relatively inexpensive. Includes advanced options while backing up files. Provides a good selection of plan tiers. Works well from mobile devices. What We Don't Like The multitude of plan options can be confusing. Forces the backup of entire folders instead of specific files. Lacks support for backing up locked files. Not all file types can be backed up. Our Review of Livedrive The Livedrive Backup plan is Livedrive's cheaper unlimited online backup plan and costs $8.99 per month. The other is Pro Suite and comes in at a higher $25.00 per month. Livedrive Backup is cheaper because it works on only one computer, whereas the Pro Suite plan can be used on up to 5 computers. One interesting thing about Livedrive's plans: they're relatively inexpensive if you want to add more computers, at just $1.50 per month for each additional one. Some services force you to purchase a higher tiered plan, sometimes with more computers than you need, just to get the other one in your house on the account. Most require another full priced account altogether. 04 of 04 OpenDrive © OpenDrive Buy on Opendrive.com What We Like Choosing a plan is very straightforward. Lets you customize the plan to your specifications. Works on several platforms. What We Don't Like Uploading is limited when using the web app. OpenDrive offers two unlimited backup plans. Personal Unlimited is $9.95 /month and Business Unlimited will run you $29.95 /month. Both of these plans are identical aside from the option for custom branding and more user accounts with the Business Unlimited plan. Order either one on a yearly basis to get what equates to two months free. Does Unlimited Really Mean Unlimited? For the most part, yes. You should be able to back up as many of whatever types or sizes of files you like. However, you should read the small print before purchasing any unlimited online backup plan, especially if you have a massive amount of data to back up. See our Online Backup FAQ to read more on file type limitations and why some people choose a plan that doesn't offer unlimited storage.