Daily Deal: Genius Rescue 2TB Cloud Backup

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It is critical to backup your data today. It only takes one problem with your computer, and your photos, files and music could be gone. The $49 Genius Rescue Cloud Backup promises a convenient and easy solution. The Genius Rescue app runs in the background while you work and backs up your files automatically. You can access your files from any device anywhere in the world. It features 2TB of storage space and easy ways to restore old or lost files to your computers, so you can rest a little easier knowing they're backed up safely.


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    CyberCowboy (profile), 28 Jan 2016 @ 1:20pm

    what OS

    Does it run on Mac? Windows 10? Linux?

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Jan 2016 @ 8:47pm

    .. app runs in the background ..

    No thank you.

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    RailRuler (profile), 29 Jan 2016 @ 10:31am

    Security? Security? Bueller?

    Any encryption? Or are the files just sent in the clear and stored on anonymous FTP servers? Who can decrypt?

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    That One Other Not So Random Guy, 29 Jan 2016 @ 11:32am

    Yay... another cloud solution. /s

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    k e, 31 Jan 2016 @ 7:34am

    What do you all think of this company? How long do you expect them to be around? When a company starts offering discounted lifetime pricing on one of its services, I tend to think that I'm really paying for about 3 years of something before it folds for good. I'm not sure I'm jumping at this deal, especially since they're kind of vague about privacy and encryption of the data I send...

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    RailRuler (profile), 2 Mar 2016 @ 9:51am

    Sorry....

    Sorry Barbara, that's an ad that they paid for.

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    Dianne Moses, 1 Jul 2016 @ 11:05pm

    So slow

    After having to reinstall and restart twice due to program crashes I now have 34GB uploaded after 5 months of 15 hour/day use! Upload speeds as low as 18 KB/s from Australia. I have a fast cable connection and wondered whether connection to the server from here is very poor. Other cloud backups I use upload quickly. If you are in Australia I would think twice about investing in this service.

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    Saso Tomazic, 8 Dec 2016 @ 6:30am

    Terminated lifetime service without a worning

    They just terminated lifetime service and deleted all my data (if they realy did) without any warning. My account just dissapeared, and no answer from their support.

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      Thimios Papakyriakopoulos, 23 Jan 2017 @ 12:18pm

      Re: Terminated lifetime service without a worning

      Same thing happened to me :(

      Bought the service through NewAtlas site at 28/01/2016. The terminated the service in less than a year.

      Anyone know how to get a refund?

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        Alex Willis, 24 Jan 2017 @ 2:48am

        Re: Re: Terminated lifetime service without a worning

        Likewise, my account was terminated this morning, as is the genius-rescue website gone, I have contacted Techdirt, and live drive (as that is the reseller) to find out if the company is still in operation.

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    Alex Willis, 24 Jan 2017 @ 3:54am

    Genius Rescue

    Genius Rescue is no more.

    After contacting live drive (The company to which Genius Rescue are a reseller of) they confirmed that the company terminated their sellers account on the 20th of January, and in fact, the way in which Genius Rescue was conducting their business is in breach of the reseller conditions - I have contact Techdirt direct in regards this response as they should have been selling something which is in breach of the conditions of the supplier, if I get a response I'll update this further.

    In regards your data, for anyone in the future, the live drive can migrate data from their account but only if you act quickly data will be removed altogether on the 1st of Feb 2017.

    So you have just a few short days to sign up to live drive it costs £5 per machine or £48 per year. The way I found out this infirmation was to contact sales @ livedrive.com who were very helpful informing me of all the details.

    Hope this helps someone

    Alex

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      Alex Willis, 24 Jan 2017 @ 7:14am

      Re: Genius Rescue

      A little more of an update, my instructions for those who wish to try and get live drive reinstated, will need to contact live drive direct, they will then within 48 hours reactive your account (there is no need to create an account first). They(live drive) will provide a 30-day trial after which in order to continue using your drive you would need to pay live drive direct.

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