Abstract: At present dramatically increase in the business and internet applications, storage is becoming a major issue in cloud computing. Storage costs are increasing day- by-day. Cloud backed is backing up data that involve distribution copy of the data over a community network to an off-site server. Uncomplicated access interfaces and elastic billing models, cloud storage has become a gorgeous solution to make simpler the storage organization for both enterprises and individual users. This paper presents a survey on the different cloud backed frugal file system. This enables effective storage management, increase the performance and reduce the cost in the cloud.

Keywords: cloud computing, cloud backup, billing models, frugal file system.