I need an automatic off-site backup service which functions well with Vista. I used to use IBackup with XP and was happy. However, it has several problems under Vista, including regular BSOD when backups initiate.
Other solutions I have tried and rejected:
Mozy - very slow upload speed. Unable to backup open files due to some kind of Vista permissions problem which I have tried and failed to fix.
XDrive - you have to have an AOL screen name, which I don't want for various reasons.
SOS - interferes with the Vista start menu in the following way. Certain shortcuts, like the ones which launch Microsoft Office programs like word, no longer work. I know it is SOS which does this because the problem started immediately when I installed, and went away immediately when I uninstalled.
I would be happy to pay more than the average cost of these services as long as I can find one which is reliable!
By the way, regarding the SOS problem, after a lot of research I discovered that this problem is sometimes caused by a context menu handler, which SOS has.
SOS support basically deny the problem (or tell me to turn off UAC) so I don't expect to get it fixed. But if anyone could sort out that problem, that would be a solution because otherwise I am happy with SOS.