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Thanks to the internet, there are now several online services that offer free or low cost backup services. With these such services you can easily upload your files to a server, and later access the same files from literally any computer that has internet access.
Online backups all work in basically the same manner. You purchase server space and upload your files on a schedule that suits you. You can restore online, or by paying for a CD of everything you have stored on the third party’s server. The data is compressed to save bandwidth, and encrypted for security as it’s transmitted to their servers.
So what are the benefits to online backup?
- Continuous Backup: Your data is continuously backed up as it changes, 24 hours a day, so it’s always protected. An historical archive containing hundreds of previous versions is also retained. Whether you need the most recent copy from a few minutes ago or a version from the past, the appropriate copy will be available with a few clicks in a web browser.
- Offsite Storage: Online backup gives you the ability to recover from a disaster. Your data is automatically stored offsite which provides your business with disaster recovery for critical server data should your office be damaged or destroyed.
- No Tapes. No Hassles. Lower Costs: Manual tape backup has proven to be extremely error-prone—with failure rates as high as 50%. Compounding this risk is the complex and time-consuming nature of tape backup—particularly for businesses with limited IT resources.
To learn more about the hassle free, secure online backup service that Partek offers, contact us today.