Remote Backup Service

Most small 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. Remote Backups accomplish several essential steps that are often overlooked or done improperly by other backup software - especially in the regular non-automated backup systems.

Remote Backups work basically like regular tape backups, 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 it over the Internet to another computer safely off-site. It does this (usually) at night while the business is closed and nobody is using the computers. It's completely automatic. In fact, you may even forget it's working every night.

Backups are done on schedule, every night. Most businesses don't do this. For one reason or another, they don't keep a regular backup regimen. Usually it's because the person responsible for doing backups (if there is one) is too busy doing something else, or someone is using the computer when it's time for a backup, or they simply forget. Since Remote Backups are done with automated software at night when nobody is using the computer, backups are always done on schedule.

Notification. Email notification will be sent informing the user of the completed backup job. Jax ITS can also monitor this for you at an additional charge Redundant copies of files are stored using a sophisticated version control system unavailable in any other backup software of any kind. This is much too important to overlook. The general definition of "proper" backups requires redundancy. That is, one must keep multiple FULL 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 day of the week, one for each week in the month, and one for each month in the year. 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. Only RBackup has such an easy to use version control system.

Backups are encrypted for complete security. Would you want someone to be able to slip one of your backup tapes into a pocket and take it to your competitor? It happens all the time. Tape backups are not generally encrypted, so anyone can read them and gain access to your client database, billing records, payroll, tax info, and everything else on your computer. Jax IT's Remote Backup system encrypts its backups for complete security so nobody, not even the RBS Service Provider, can read them except the client himself.

Backups are immediately sent off-site and stored safely away from the computer and the business. This is where almost every business makes its biggest mistake. Even if you do everything else perfectly, your backups are of little use if your building burns or you are unable to physically recover your 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.

Cost: Remote Backup Service is priced per megabyte and the average transfer of modified files every night. The most Basic plan is $30.00 per month and stores 2 Gig of data. Additional storage costs $5.00 per gig. A onetime set up fee of $200.00 is required. Feel free to schedule an appointment to assess your backup requirements.