Although most people do not expect computers to last forever, most people want to make sure that the information contained on them at least does. A remote backup service is a simple solution to the dilemma of never losing your computer's information.
Remote backup services generally provide users with a way of backing up and storing their computer files onto the backup service provider's server. Commonly the program will run on a once a day schedule where it collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers the date to the remote backup server.
Backup servers typically include similar elements. An Opened File Backup provides backup services for files that are continuously left open such as Outlook. Continuous Data Protection allows for certain programs to be continuously backed up and stored. This is useful for programs that are continuously being updated and used. Online Access to files allows you to access your stored files using just a normal web browser. Other features include Data Compression, Transfer Encryption and Bandwidth Usage.
The main purpose for backup servers is that it creates copies of your information that can be used to restore the original data in the event that all of your computer data is lost. This sort of service can also be useful in the event that small amounts of your information are accidentally deleted or corrupted. The fact that data loss is very common makes this sort of service extremely beneficial to a wide range of consumers from big businesses to personal home computers.
Source by Billings Farnsworth