Did you know that you have a 1 in 4 chance of losing all of your pictures, music, spreadsheets, reports, programs, and everything electronically valuable due to a natural disaster or an evil virus programmer? In addition, if you own a business, your chances are 1 in 2 that your business will fail if you lose your all or most of your data. There are many ways to backup your data, but they are not all equally safe.
Maybe you already backup your data to a CD or DVD, but these disks are not always secure. Even though you verify that the files copied perfectly onto the disks, damage to the disk over time can corrupt the files making them very expensive or impossible to recover. And if you don’t remember to back up on a regular basis, then of course the files won’t be there when you need them. Not only that, CD and DVD backups are not encrypted so they are vulnerable in case of theft.
You may be thinking about buying a second hard drive or tape storage solution for data backup. You will likely be able to recover data easily with these devices but only if they have not been corrupted or damaged along with the original hard drive in the same natural disaster or virus attack. And don’t rule out the theft option. In addition, research shows that tape backup fails to recover data as much as 50% of the time.
The easiest and most worry-free way to secure your files is with the services of an off site data storage company. Off site data backup is fairly effortless and involves the following:
Local Software Installation
First you’ll install a small application that interfaces with the backup server of the online data backup provider. It takes about 20-30 minutes to set up the program.
Initial Backup of Entire System
Second, to back up files over the internet, you need to have a cable modem, DSL or T1 line. Third, you’ll need to schedule a complete backup of your system. To secure data backup, reliable offsite data backup providers store your files in high security “vaults” with 24/7 observation.
Web Management System
Finally, you will likely have complete control to schedule backups, look at and retrieve your files any time of the day through a web interface. You might also receive an encryption code known only to you to keep your files safe.
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