Data Security

Online Data Security in Canada

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Have you ever lost data and had to pay for a professional data recovery service? If you have then you know the cost of recovery is high and loosing precious data like family photos or your companies accounting files are no small joke.

Nearly 80% of company files are now stored electronically. As the move to digital increases every day there is a growing need for a solution to protect your files. However the problem many individuals and businesses face today is that the growing amount of data on their computers is often reaching hundreds of gigabytes. Some users easily have a terabyte of data on their computer. Now the question becomes, how do you back-up a terabyte of data offsite safely and on a regular basis.

The problem is that most internet connections offer a slow upload speed and high download speed. When you’re trying to backup data offsite using an online backup provider, it is the upload stream on your broadband internet connection that really matters.

Data Security

The American government has recently passed laws making legal for government agencies to have full access to your data stored online with companies such as Google or Microsoft. Privacy of data has become a huge issue and that is many Americans are opting to store their data offsite with a Canadian backup service that is not obligated to release customer information to government agencies.

With a slow upload, you’re going to have problems moving your entire data set offsite and it will be difficult to get a complete incremental backup offsite every day. If you’re going to be backing up large files such as your email PST file that change often you will have the problem of backing up large incremental chucks of those files every day.

To make the process of moving your data offsite you need software that works efficiently at breaking down the files on your computer into smaller chunks that can be easily backed up every day. An efficient file chunking algorithm is the key to successful offsite backups. Software like eazybac needs to be capable of breaking down files as they change each day and backing up only the smallest possible portion of a large file. For example, if you change 32kb of your 5GB PST file you don’t want to be uploading 500MB of incremental backup, the ideal amount would be a small chunk like 64kb.

Efficient online backup software does not need to be expensive, check out the pricing here – this is a great example in which a company could protect all their data for only $12.