Remote Backup Software

Written by Amy Hall
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Remote Backup Software for Data Disaster Recovery

Remote backup software works like regular data backup software, with one important difference. Instead of sending backups to a tape drive or other media attached to the computer it is backing up, remote backup sends the backup over the Internet, regular telephone lines, or other network connections to your backup server safely offsite. It does this (usually) at night while computers are not being used, but backup can be done on-demand anytime.

In fact, this method of backup is completely automatic that you may even forget it is working. Most businesses put their lives on the line every night and don't realize it. With businesses depending more and more on the data stored in their computers, proper backups are becoming much more critical.,

Benefits of Remote Data Backup

There are many benefits to using remote backup software for all of your data protection needs. First, remote backups are done on schedule, reliably. Most businesses do not keep a regular backup regimen. Usually it is because the person responsible for doing backups is too busy doing something else, or someone is using the computer when it's time far 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.

In addition, 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 is installed, and often misses critical files. Further, it often fails to backup files that get added later, increasing the chance of losing that critical data. Remote backup solves all of these problems in a cost-effective solution.


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