Backup and backup OFTEN! There is no such thing as safety and data security without a proper backup plan. Our online backup system is perfect for the adminstrator or business owner who believes in the ‘set it and forget it’ way of thinking. Our system is tried and true – it just works.
It starts out with a ‘seeding’ process to copy the initial data store to our datacenter host. This can be done either online through an existing Internet connection or it can be seeded using a local backup to an external USB drive or flash disk which is then picked up at your location or can be mailed into us. Once the initial seed is in place, the only thing that goes across the wire are the ‘differences’ in blocks where the file has changed. If you have a large file and make minor changes, only the isolated changes in that file are transmitted across your connection.
Using SSL encryption in transit and block-level encryption in storage, your data is assured to be safe. You can pick your own password for the encryption algorithm to ensure that only YOU can get to your data. Please note that if you lose your password, even OffsiteHOST can’t help you get into those files!
For laptops, backups occur regardless of where you are in the world, since all you need is an active Internet connection. You can specify certain times of day, CPU utilization, and even the amount of bandwidth to use during backups. It does version control across days, weeks, months, or even years. Just specify the retention period and forget about it until you need it. Trust us - you’re bound to need it at some point and you’ll be glad you have it!
Online Backup Features