Remote Backup

How much is your data worth?
How much would it cost your company, if there was a catastrophic failure, such as fire, flood or robbery?
Tapes wear out, Hard Drives fail, people forget to insert the tape into the drive or store the backup media offsite.
All mechanical forms of storage fail - it's not if, it's when.
When it happens, are you prepared?
Are you one of the 60% of companies that has critical data sitting on computers with little or no protection?
Knowing your data is safe, secure and retrievable means never having downtime due to corrupted or missing data.

Fact: The average business has £60,000 worth of computer data and many of them have little or no protection at all.

Fact: It does not take a dramatic natural disaster to make you lose your data. Every day viruses, worms, hard drive crashes, software failures, and theft turn businesses upside down in an effort to recover information and resume operations.

Fact: The average PC data loss can cost more than £2,000 when you consider technical support for recovery, lost productivity, and lost data.

Lintronics installed remote backup for us earlier this year. We were able to test the system soon afterwards when we accidentally deleted a folder and needed to retrieve it. It took just moments to find and reinstate it. I am confident that our data is in a very safe place!
Jo Garnham - office manageress to a national cancer charity
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Q: What if we already have a tape backup system?
Using a tape backup system and an off-site backup system offers the best of both worlds. Critical files, like accounts, customer contact files, employee records, databases etc. can be kept remotely. While, the tape system can be used to create a full backup of the entire system once or twice a month, instead of on a daily basis. The tapes and drive will last longer and require less maintenance. The remote system can provide a quick and easy way to retrieve critical files and databases without the hassle of searching through tapes.

Q: What if we already have a Zip drive?
Frankly, we believe that it is not suitable to use Zip for backup. These days, a Zip disk simply does not have the storage capacity. Maximum capacity of a Zip disk is 750MB, only 50MB more than a CDR/RW. A server running Windows Server 2008 and 20+ users, may need more than 50GB of data storage capacity - which would require 67 Zip disks!

Q: How long will a backup take?
Offices with high-speed internet connections (ADSL/DSL/SDSL/EFM/FTTC) should find this service comparable with the speed tape drives or faster for an standard incremental backup. The initial backup can be very large, so we will come to your office and make the initial backup of your system.

Q: Onsite, Offsite - what's the difference?
Basically, our backups work like regular tape backups, with one important difference. Instead of sending backups to a tape drive or other media attached to the computer being backed up, our backup system sends the encrypted file data over the internet to a computer file storage system safely off-site.
This usually happens at night while your business is closed and nobody is using the computers. It's completely automatic. In fact, you may even forget it's working at all!

Q: Why are backups by Lintronics Backup considered more beneficial?
The data is immediately stored off-site using our custom automated backup system. Also, because only an internet connection is needed, it completely eliminates the need for expensive backup equipment and media. And, since the system is fully automated, manual labour is eliminated.

Q: How secure are backups by Lintronics Remote Backup?
Very. All files are encrypted using Blowfish and a personal encryption code (password) which is only known by the user of the system.
It uses a 448-bit encryption algorithm - for comparison, Banks use 128-Bit and the Military use 256-bit encryption.

Q: What is encryption?
Encryption is basically a mathematical formula that scrambles a data file. And the only way to unscramble it, is with the decryption code.

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