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Implementing a Data Backup Strategy

Reference Number: KB-01109 Last Updated: 07-03-2014 12:16 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite

QUESTION


Having lost data in the past, I recognize the need to regularly back up the My Documents folder, my Chief Architect drawing files as well as other critical data on my computer. I want silent, real-time, off-site backup; what alternatives do I have?


ANSWER


If you want real-time, off-site backup then an online backup service is the way to go. No need to be concerned about data security - many services will encrypt your data before, during, and after it's been sent to the backup servers. Most online backup services can start at a scheduled time, or just run in the background when you choose.

Here are some examples of vendors you can refer to as you research an online PC backup strategy.

 

Note: The following links lead to third party websites that hold options that may be usable as a strategy for backing up files on your computer, including those for Chief Architect.

Chief Architect, however, cannot be held responsible for the content found on these web sites.




Mozy Online Backup

Website: www.mozy.com

Mozy offers reasonably priced unlimited online backup that's targeted for either personal or business use.


Carbonite Online Backup

Website: www.carbonitepro.com

Carbonite Pro specializes in creating simple, secure and affordable data backup plans for businesses.


Jungle Disk Online Backup

Website: www.jungledisk.com

With personal data plans starting at $2.00 per month, Jungle Disk can "protect your files against loss, theft, viruses, and natural disasters".


Iron Mountain Online Backup

Website: www.ironmountain.com

Iron Mountain provides comprehensive data management plans for digital as well as physical documentation.


SOS Online Backup

Website: www.sosonlinebackup.com

SOS Online Backup offers a free, downloadable vulnerability scanner as well as plans for home users, businesses and your servers.


MORE INFORMATION


Interested in learning more? Click the following link to obtain the most current information about online backup strategies:
http://www.google.com/search?q=online+backup+solutions