Benefits Of Remote Data Backup Services For Important Documents.

by garrett on February 12, 2008

Unlike regular data backup software, Remote Data Backup doesn’t send backups to media attached to the computer it is backing up. Instead, Remote Backup uses remote methods such as normal telephone lines or network connections to send the backup to another computer. Fully automated, it typically sends the backup at night so the computers aren’t being used. Backups are becoming more and more vital as business depend more upon computers and the data they store. Night after night, many businesses takes vast risks and are not even aware of it.

Remote Data Backup accomplishes several essential steps that are often overlooked or done improperly by other backup software- especially in the regular non-automated backup systems. Backups are done on schedule, reliably. 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 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 done on schedule.

The proper files are saved. Usually backup software includes a list of files that should be backed up when it is installed. This backup reflects the system’s state when the program was installed. Unfortunately, it can miss vital files. Also, it often does not update on a regular basis, thus missing important files that are added later. Increasing this issue, businesses rarely run their backup software on a regular basis to update recently installed programs and files.

Remote Data Backup will help solve this issue by reevaluating non-stop your computer system, adding new files to the backup as necessary. Copies of files that are redundant are stored using a very sophicated version control system that is not available in most of the other types of backup software. This fact is too important to dismiss.

Redundancy is a necessary feature for any online data backup service. There need to be multiple copies of every file, kept at every stage of development. The version provide for the strongest possible data loss protection by minimizing the amount of information that would be lost in the event of a disaster. Each file should be backed up after each session, and each copy of each file should be retrievable at any time. Large corporations back up their data this way, and Remote Backup allows small companies to have the same assurance that their data is protected.

In order for your backed up data to be completely secure, it must be encrypted. Typically, a tape backup will not be, thus allowing private corporate and client data such as billing, payroll, tax info and other data to be easily accessed and read. Remote Backup provides a great solution to this problem: store all the encrypted data on several sites. That way, even if the worst happens, data can be restored easily, and the company can be quickly doing business again.

Regular backup systems that are not automated usually overlook or incorrectly complete crucial steps that are easily completed by remote data backup systems. Most businesses do not do backups on a reliable schedule for one reason or another. This is often because of a user who is otherwise too busy to do so, or is using the computer for another task at the time when it should be backing up its data. An online data backup service usually runs at night using automated software that ensures data loss protection. This is makes the backup system much more reliable than others.

– Ben Matthews

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