How many backups do
you retain? As many as you require!
You can customize a retention scheme that works
best for your company. Most clients use a grandfather-father-son
scheme where daily backups are retained for 1 week,
weekly backups are retained for 1 month, and month-end
backups are retained for 1 year.
What tasks do I have
to do every day to run a backup?
None! Once you schedule the time and frequency of
your backups during installation, the backups run
Are the backups incremental
They can be. Again, you have complete
control, full, incremental or differential or a
mixture of all 3. It's up to you!
What if I have a transmission
or modem connection failure during the backup?
If a transmission is interrupted in the middle of
a backup, the software will continue to retry to
connect for up to 1hr. until a connection can be
reestablished, then continue the backup where it
was interrupted. If it takes longer then 1 hour
to reestablish the connection, it will try again
on the next scheduled backup.
How are open files
This is rarely an issue since backups are performed
after business hours.
Do I need to back
up my entire computer?
No. Clients back up only their data files. Select
only the files, directories, or drives that you
wish to back up. Of course, Essential Backup can
only restore the data you schedule to back up. Make
sure you are backing up all your critical files,
and have your programs and operating systems off-site.
How much data can
I back up?
As much as you want. You will be charged on the
amount of actual compressed data you store. Click
here to see pricing for a range of storage sizes.
How much compression
can I expect from my data? That
depends on the type of data. Word files might get
as great as 85%-90% compression, while JPEG files
would hardly get any compression at all. Other file
types fall somewhere in between.