A Good Data Backup plan can be a life-saver when important data is lost
Data backup is one of the areas of concern for today’s computer-users. As computers are becoming more of personal gadgets, with a lot of personal and professional information being stored in them, the need for a prompt backup of data is required at every stage. Data backup is required by almost all users irrespective of whether they are home users, business users or corporate users.
We all know the importance of data in today’s cyber scenario. For home users, old data generally comprises of photographs of their family and friends, personal videos, personal collection of music, assignments of their children, business or professional data such as important documents, reports, etc and the last but not the least, the financial information of the user(s). One expects that this type of data not to be lost due to some kind of system failure, hard disk crash, theft of the computer or damage to the computer.
Without a good backup plan, data once lost cannot be regained. This is the reason why a strict system backup plan is required by almost all users. One cannot predict when will a system fail or when will the hard disk crash or when a laptop will get stolen, etc. One can only imagine these kind of scenarios and has to be prepared to face such scenarios.
Most of the people do know about data recovery software and the consequences of lack of one. One of the biggest reasons for data not being backed up is pretty simple. Users are ready to back up their data simply because it is a lengthy process which requires an investment of lot of time, money and effort.
For a starting level of data backup one can buy an external hard drive and connect it to the system and copy the most important files such as important photographs, music collection, video collection, documents professional or office related and most importantly your financial information. Even if your system crashes, the most important information will survive.
The process of system backup has been a lengthy process involving the selection of a good software, installation, configuration, selecting the ideal data to be backed up, the actual backup process itself, and the last part of the process, the storage of back up files. This lengthy process has been the reason behind many people’s reluctance towards using a data recovery software or any other method.
There is one issue with data recovery softwares which is, they perform a lengthy full system backup. But, once the full system backup has been done, there is no way one can add some files later on, after one week or ten days. Which means that for storing any additional files, one has to create another instance of the full system backup. This is a very time and resource consuming proposition.
There is another reliable and time-saving process which can be used for data backup. It is an online backup or remote backup technologies. Lately, these strategies have been the most utilized technologies today. The reason behind their success is the ease of back up and recovery of data.
There are many online backup or remote backup services available today. Of all the other methods, online backup or remote backup is one of the most hassle-free and reliable backup strategies available. All one needs is a high speed internet connection and the software for getting started.
Online backup or remote backup soft wares create backup files and upload them into servers through internet. All this activity is done in the background, so very low system resources will be utilized.
A pioneer in the online backup development is Carbonite. Carbonite which was established in 2005 has created a trustworthy system of online data backup solutions. The company has till now backed up more than 100 billion files and counting of which over 7 billion files have already been recovered.
The level of security provided by Carbonite and the storage servers are worth mentioning. Carbonite utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology in the upload and download of data. The required data download of data is just a mouse clicks away. With a proprietary file system in hand, tracking files in the scale of billions is an easy task at Carbonite.
Carbonite is a low-cost solution which is best suited to both home-users as well as small and medium business to large corporations. The recovery rate of 7 billion files indicate the trustworthiness of Carbonite and the promise of the best data recovery software is being fulfilled. The IT industry has recognized the efforts of Carbonite and has felicitated with number of awards in the recent times such as
- 'Most Admired Startup' for 2011 by Boston Business Journal.
- Winner of the 2010 Tech Circle Gold Award, SOHO.
- Named as a finalist for the year 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award.
- Awarded as the 2010 New England Innovation Awards Winner by the Small Business Association of New England, Inc (SBANE).
Loss of data is one of the biggest areas of concern for a home-user as well as a business or a corporate user. A good data backup plan can be a life-saver in a situation of loss or theft of data.