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This is how the online backup works...

Remote Backup Screenshot #1
The software is automated and keeps track of the date and time and type of the next backup, and "hides" on the System Tray without interfering with any other program. The software can run as a System Service, which means that it begins on start-up and runs in the background.

At a predetermined time the software "wakes up" and determines which files need backing up, and what kind of backup (out of three possibilities) is scheduled for that session. It then compresses those files into archives that can in many cases be only 5% to 15% of the original file sizes. These archives are then encrypted using an encryption key known only to the client.

After backup files are compressed and encrypted, the software activates the client's modem or Internet connection. It contacts the server and sends its backup. The backup is verified for integrity before sending and while being sent, then again after it reaches the server. This ensures that the copy of the backup that's on the server exactly matches the copy that was sent from the Client.

After the backup is sent to the server and verified, the software returns to Idling state, once again "hiding" until the next backup time.

Remote Backup Screenshot #2

Restoring Data...

Clients restore their data using an easy to understand user interface.

Clients simply pick the RESTORE option from the menu, tag the files they want to restore, then the software restores the files.

The Client sees a list of all the files available for restoral on the server. This file listing is sorted by Backup Set Name and Backup Date. The file listing usually contains several versions of the same files. This is part of the exclusive Version Control system built into the software. This system lets Clients restore any version of their files - not just the latest version.

Clients can select files and sets of files by tagging and untagging files individually or in groups. The File Finder feature of software is extremely powerful. With a single selection clients can select (as examples) the latest version of all files; only a particular subdirectory; a single drive letter or files who's names match a certain criteria. Files can be untagged the same way. So, you can come up with virtually any set of files you want to back up by using combinations of any or all tagging options.

When the files to be restored are all tagged, the software restores them. You have the option of putting files back where they came from, or placing them somewhere else.