This is how the online backup works...
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.
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.
You can get a new computer tomorrow. But, how long would it take you to re-enter all the business data that your very livelihood depends on? Weeks? Months?
We can measure that job in hours, not months.
Our Remote Backup Service can help protect your business by using an online connection to send copies of your critical data files to our off-site data storage facility every night. There's nothing you have to do. The system is automatic, affordable, and secure. No one can access your data, not even us. Your most valuable business asset will always be safe, even if your computers are not.
Remote Backup Software works like regular data backup software, but with one important difference. Instead of sending backups to a tape drive or other media attached to the computer it is backing up, RBackup online backup software sends the backup over the Internet, regular telephone lines, or other network connections to your online backup server safely offsite. It does this (usually) at night while computers are not being used. Backups can also be done on-demand, any time.
It is completely automatic. In fact, you may even forget itís working. Most businesses put their lives on the line every night and donít realize it. With businesses depending more and more on the data stored in their computers, proper backups are becoming much more critical.
Our software accomplishes several essential steps that are often overlooked or done improperly by other backup software - especially in the regular non-automated backup systems.
Online Backups are done on schedule, reliably. Most businesses donít do this. For one reason or another, they donít keep a regular backup regimen. Usually itís because the person responsible for doing backups (if there is one) is too busy doing something else, or someone is using the computer when itís 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.
The correct 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 new files.
Online backup software solves this problem by constantly reevaluating the computer system, adding files to the backup as needed. Several full 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. Our service does this.
Online Backups are encrypted for complete security. Tape backups are not generally encrypted, so anyone can read them and gain access to client database, billing records, payroll, tax info, and everything else on computers.
Our software encrypts its backups using your choice of eight of the strongest cryptographic methods in the world for complete security so nobody, not even the RBS Service Provider, can read the files.
Finally and most importantly - Backups are immediately sent off-site and stored safely away from your computers and business. This is where almost every business makes its biggest mistake. Even if they do everything else perfectly, backups are of little use if their building burns, or they are unable to physically recover their tapes from the premises. Most small companies who do backups leave the tapes in the building with the computer, where they can be destroyed right along with the computer.
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 tapes have to shut down. Many go out of business simply because they don't have access to their data.
Our software solves this problem by automatically storing this valuable data at more than one site. So, a business can be back up and running with new computers and their latest data no matter what catastrophe happens.
We offer daily backups, notification of missed backups and a full month of normal business operations (20 full backups) retained on our system - all for one low monthly charge!
This usually happens at night while your business is closed and nobody is using the computers. It's completely automatic. In fact, you may forget it's working every night.
Some of functions operate differently on different operating systems, and some advanced features may not be available on all operating systems.
Use the form to the right to get started on signing up. Our staff will take the time to get in touch and help you decide which plan will be best for your needs and help you get setup.