By Suresh Shanmugam, Product Marketing at Vembu Technologies
February 06, 2013

Vembu Online Data Backup Expert Tips: What to Look for in an Online Backup Service

Online backup services is the process of backing up and restoring inaccessible data that has been lost or damaged in some way. An online backup service uses data from multiple data recovery points to restore from devices such as hard disks, desktops, laptops and so on. Most computer users lose data in case of hard drive failure.That is why today data recovery has become more important, especially for businesses. StoreGrid offers the most cost effective online backup and disaster recovery solution for small and medium businesses that can recover entire systems and the applications in it.

There are many service providers who offer online backup services today and their number is increasing every day. Each new provider tries to differentiate their services by offering additional features with their online backup system innovation. Here is a list of some useful features that you need to look for in an online backup service:

Accessible everywhere: You should be able to access files protected by backup systems online at any time, directly from the client installed on your PC. Or you should be able to access your files from any PC or mobile phone with an internet connection

High Performance Backup: High performance backup solution that protects your system, data, files and applications in physical and virtual environments. High performance backup can save your network bandwidth which is a premium in today’s environment.

Backup Retention policies: Retention policies determine the amount of data you wish to store and till what time. Retention policies for the backup data should be configurable based on the number of versions and based on the age of the version files.

Scalable application: Available space can be increased in almost all services depending on your data. Many software houses sell standard packages with fixed number of gigabytes. Others are more flexible and take into account the needs of clients.

Versioning: Most online backup services provide tracking for changes made to a file for a virtually unlimited period of time. Whenever the file is saved, the online backup service uploads only the incremental portion, creating a new version. So that you can restore an old document that was accidentally overwritten, simply go back and restore previous versions.

About the Author: Suresh Shanmugam, Product Marketing , Vembu Technologies, a leader in providing cost effective, hybrid (on-premise and cloud) data protection and business focused online backup and disaster recovery solutions for ISPs, MSPs, VARs, Managed Hosting Providers and Educational Institutions. Vembu’s flagship product, StoreGrid, recently announced an advanced upgrade – “StoreGrid SP – 4.3“ releases.

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