Online Backup Estimator FREE Download

One of the problems Online Backup Service Providers have always had is the lack of a tool to estimate the storage space needed by their clients, and the time required to do a backup. The geniuses at RBS have written a tool that can estimate the size of the first full backup, the size of subsequent daily backups, and the time required to do them. It works with ALL online backup software (not just mine) and I’m giving it away FREE!

Some Service Providers have gotten around this problem by giving away 30 day accounts, then quoting a price at the end of 30 days, after they have seen how much data their users store.

Others quote tiered storage plans that include storage space quotas, and per-gigabyte charges for going above the quotas.

The Online Backup Estimator for Windows and Mac will estimate the size of a full backup and subsequent daily backups and the time required to send them to an Online Backup Server, based on the current upload speed of the Internet connection.

It scans the file system using the Best Practices for Include and Exclude settings as defined in Rob Cosgrove’s Online Backup Guide for Service Providers published by Remote Backup Systems.

After the scan is complete you can view the files selected by clicking one of the View Files buttons. Use the Online Backup Estimator to fine tune Include/Exclude settings. The changes you make to the Include/Exclude settings can be written to a file to be used in your online backup software.

This version of the Estimator displays advertisements while it runs. Partners and Service Providers of Remote Backup Systems will soon have access to a more feature-rich version of the Estimator without ads, that can export the Include/Exclude lists to RBackup.

We invite everyone, even our competitors, to download and use our Online Backup Estimator tool. Please let us know how we can make it better.

Download the Online Backup Estimator HERE.

Rob Cosgrove, CEO
Remote Backup Systems
(800) 519-7643 | (901) 405-1234 | FAX (901) 861-8075
London: 0207 993 2054 | Dublin: 016 571 749
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Rob Cosgrove is the President of Remote Backup Systems and founder of the Online Backup Industry.

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Steve Roberts is VP of Engineering at Remote Backup Systems (, developers of the RBackup Online Backup software platform, providing software powering more than 9,500 Service Providers in 65 countries since 1987.