Kings Security Dragnstore
Dragnstore is a comparatively new and little-known online backup provider that’s run by a UK security firm. It is usually the one one we have seen with a cute dragon mascot, so we gave it an opportunity to provoke us, despite the company’s rather cluttered website.
When you first run the appliance, you’re prompted to establish an account, which begins life as a 30-day trial. You either select the directories you might want to back up or let it automatically select key directories akin to your Documents folder. You’ll then be asked to configure a regular, weekly or monthly backup schedule to run at a definite time and day, although this is disabled. Finally, it’ll ask you if you wish to run an initial backup.
Like other online backup clients, the Dragnstore application loads at boot time by default and remains active within the background, but it’s significantly slower to load and more resource heavy than any of the rival applications we tested. It’s simple to take advantage of, though, and doesn’t overwhelm you with extra features. The most window will give you just three options. Backup starts an instantaneous manual backup of your preferred directories and Restore enables you to choose any of your past backups for full or partial restoration.
The name is painful and the backup provision within reason basic
It’s worth noting, however, that this tool only restores them to their original location or a replicated folder structure on a further PC. With the intention to download content to other locations, you should use Dragnstore’s slightly clunky web interface to navigate to and download individual files. The net interface also offers you an internet storage directory into which you’ll upload files from anywhere, including your mobile devices. The desktop application also features a fairly comprehensive settings menu from that you may change your backup schedule, select different folders to back up and think about your backup history.
Dragnstore covers the essentials of online backup, incrementally storing files which have been created since your last backup. However, it doesn’t detect changes in file size or modification date, nor does it support versioning. There are not any options to synchronise files between your devices, either. We also found that the desktop client was slow to load.
The cheapest account available as a monthly subscription provides 50GB of storage for £6.60 monthly, although packages range from 5GB for an annual £8.50 to 100GB for £11.99 per 30 days or £118.80 per year. A 30-day free trial of the 5GB service is accessible.
Unfortunately, between its relatively expensive and somewhat confusing pricing, limited features and apparent inability to detect changes in files, Dragnstore compares poorly to online backup services resembling Memset SquirrelSave .