Glossary

Backup Terms

Automatic Backups
Backup Multiple Machines
Catastrophic Recovery
File Sharing
Full-text Search
Geo-Redundant Storage
Incremental Backups
Locked file support
Mobile access
Remote Access
Restore to 2nd Computer
Single File Recovery
Versioning
Web Interface

What is an online backup service?

Online backup services remove the hassle of burning your files to a disc or external hard-drive. They also provide critical protection to help restore a corrupted file or even survive a catastrophic computer failure.

With an online backup solution, your computer will automatically save your important information to a secure remote location without any extra hardware. And using the right program, you can easily setup a recurring schedule without the help of your IT department.


Automatic backups

Set your backup solution to copy files on a recurring schedule or when the computer is idle.

Backup Multiple Machines

Multiple computers can be backed up on a single account.

Catastrophic Recovery

Restores a full backup of your entire hard drive.

File Sharing

Allows you to share access to a single file rather than your entire backup.

Full-text Search

Allows you to search for keywords within your backed-up files.

Geo-Redundant Storage

Files are stored in multiple locations. If something happens like a fire or a disk failure, a copy of your files are still secure in another location.

Incremental Backups

Backup only changed items rather than re-saving files that have already been saved.

Locked File Support

Allows the backup program to save files which are open or locked (a common scenario for Microsoft Outlook or QuickBooks files).

Mobile Access

A backup program that comes with a mobile application, allows mobile access, or both.

Remote Access

Allows you to gain access to backed up files from other computers over the Internet.

Restore to 2nd Computer

Allows you to restore files to a computer other than the one that was originally backed up.

Single File Recovery

Restore a single file or group of files instead of a full recovery of your entire computer.

Versioning

Saves multiple versions of a file allowing you to restore to a previous copy.

Web Interface

Allows you to manage your backup account directly through an online site.