If you have a lot of data that you want to backup using a dedicated online provider, you might have bumped into some companies that provide unlimited online backup space. The idea of unlimited online backup space might seem strange to some of our readers, so here are a few things you should keep in mind.

Unlimited Online Backup Space and Data throttling

Some online backup providers claim that they offer unlimited data backup, but the reality is that your upload/download speeds might be capped once you’ve reached a certain threshold. Make sure you closely inspect the provider’s policy for such a chapter.

Unlimited Online Backup Space and Fair Use

Some online backup providers that claim they offer unlimited online backup space might block your account if they detect unfair use of their services. Fair use is kind of a vague concept, but it’s safe to say that unlimited backups providers should allow you to backup a few TB at least.

As with the previous case, make sure that you closely inspect your (prospective) backup provider’s policy for any “Fair Use” chapters.

Read Reviews & Email Your Provider

If you’re not up to navigating through a provider’s terms of agreement, you might want to read our reviews: we have it all carefully explained. However, if you’re willing to go the extra mile, the best thing to do would be to email the provider directly and ask them if their unlimited backup plan is truly unlimited or not.


As the online backup market gets more crowded and competitive by the week, unlimited backups tend to progress towards the true meaning of the word.

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