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 billing, customer contact files and
databases 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 optimal for most users
to use a zip or other removable disk media for
backup. Our backup service is completely automated and
has the required file redundancy to protect important data.
The only safe way to use a zip drive for backup is to have
three disks and make the same backup three times. That way
when one of the disks fails you are still protected.
Q: How long will a Peaknet backup take?
Offices with high-speed internet connections should find
this service comparable with tape drives. Dial up users will
be able to do incremental backups in thirty to sixty
minutes. The initial backup can take several nights to
complete. We recommend backing up the most important files
first and then selecting other files as the backup
progresses. Or, the initial backup can be run over the
weekend. Also, we can 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 backupa send
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 forget it's working every night.
Q: Why Are Backups By Peaknet Considered More Beneficial?
The data is immediately stored
off-site using an automated backup system. Also, only an
internet connection is needed. Completely eliminating the
need for expensive backup equipment and media. And, since
the system is automated, manual labor is eliminated.
Q: How Secure Are Backups By Peaknet?
Very. All files are encrypted using
Blowfish or DES encryption which is selected by the user
with their own personal encryption code which is only known
by the user of the system. Blowfish encryption has never
been broken by a hacker. DES is used by the federal banking
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 encryption code.
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