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Offsite back up

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Offsite back ups

A remote, online, or managed backup service, also referred to as a cloud backup, is a service that provides users with a system for backup, storage, and recovery of computer files.


Remote backup has advantages over traditional backup methods:
  • The most important aspect of backing up is that backups are stored in a different location from the original data. Traditional backup requires manually taking the backup media offsite.
  • Remote backup does not require user intervention. Ie: change tapes, label CDs nor perform other manual steps.
  • Unlimited data retention.
  • Backups are automatic.
  • Remote backup services will maintain a list of versions of your files.
  • Remote backup services can reduce backup by only transmitting changed binary data bits


Online backup services are usually priced as a function of the following factors:
  • The total amount of data being backed up.
  • The number of machines covered by the backup service.
  • The maximum number of versions of each file that are kept.
  • Data retention and archiving period options
  • The level of service and features available