How does Remote Backup Work?
Remote Backup works basically like regular data backup
software, with one important difference. Instead of
sending backups to a tape drive or other media attached to
the computer it is backing up, Remote Backup sends the
backup over the Internet, regular telephone lines or network
connections to another computer safely offsite. It does this
(usually) at night while your computers aren't being used.
completely automatic. In fact, you may even
forget it's working. Don't worry though as the
backup process sends you an email upon
completion of each backup. Most businesses put
their lives on the line every night and don't
realize it. With businesses depending more and
more on the data stored in their computers,
proper backups are becoming much more critical.
Remote Backup accomplishes several essential
steps that are often overlooked or done
improperly by other backup software - especially
in the regular non-automated backup systems.
done on schedule. Most businesses don't do
this. For one reason or another, they don't keep
a regular backup regimen. Usually it's because
the person responsible for doing backups (if
there is one) is too busy doing something else,
or someone is using the computer when it's time
for a backup, or they simply forget. Since
Remote Backups are done with automated software
usually at night, when nobody is using the
computer, backups are always done on schedule.
files are backed up. Ordinary backup
software is often installed with a list of files
to be backed up. This set of files usually
represents the state of the system when the
software was installed, and often misses
critical files. Further, it often fails to back
up files that get added later. Compounding this
problem, VERY few businesses take the trouble to
reset their backup software regularly to include
Remote Backup solves this problem
by constantly reevaluating your computer system,
adding files to the backup as needed. Multiple
copies of files are stored using a sophisticated
version control system unavailable in most other
backup software of any kind. This is much too
important to overlook.
The general definition of proper backups
requires redundancy. One must keep multiple
copies of the same files at different points in
their development, called versions. As an
example, you should have a different copy of
each backed-up file for each backup session.
Further, you should be able to easily restore
any of your files up to any given point in time.
Banks do it, big corporations do it, and so
should small businesses. Only Remote Backup has
such an easy to use version control system.
encrypted for complete security. Would you
want someone to be able to slip one of your
backup storage media into a pocket and take it
to your competitor? It happens all the time.
Tape backups are not generally encrypted, so
anyone can read them and gain access to your
client database, billing records, payroll, tax
info, and everything else on your computer.
Remote Backup encrypts
its backups for complete security so nobody, not even
Flickertronics can read your files. Finally and most
importantly - Backups are immediately sent offsite and
stored safely away from your computer and your business.
This is where almost every business makes its biggest
mistake. Even if you do everything else perfectly, your
backups are of little use if your building burns, or you
are unable to physically recover your storage media from
the premises. Most small companies who do backups leave
the storage media in the building with the computer,
where they can be destroyed right along with the
Of course, you can see that this
would be a problem in a fire or flood or an earthquake. But
it's also useful in emergencies where businesses are forced
to evacuate their offices quickly. Even businesses that do
backups and have good, undamaged storage media have to shut
down. Many go out of business simply because they don't have
access to their data.
Remote Backup solves this problem
by automatically storing this valuable data at a location
off-site. So, a business can be back up and running with new
computers and their latest data in short order.