Simply put, it is a very secure way of saving your
critical data so that in the event of a catastrophe you can recover easily.
Your important data is uploaded to a very secure server on the internet.
Data is compressed and encrypted prior to transmission and also password protected to ensure
complete privacy - it is like putting your most critical information into a
safety deposit box! Then when the data is transmitted it is further encrypted
using 128 bit SSL, the same as used for
Adare Enterprises Inc.
is affiliated with one of the most reliable, secure and cost-effective online backup
providers available to-day.
What does it cost? At $18.00 per gigabyte per year it
is very inexpensive. While 1 gigabyte may seem like very little in these
days of terabyte (1000 gigabyte) hard drives, in reality the amount of hard
drive space used for data is usually quite small. Most wordprocessing,
spreadsheet, accounting and picture files are measured in kilobytes and
don't take up much room. A single gigabyte is approximately 1000 pictures of
1 megabyte each - some pictures may be less, and some high resolution ones
can be much more. Most hard drive space is occupied by the operating system
and application programs, some of which can be quite large, and occupy many
Though a complete hard drive could be backed up
online, we do not recommend it for the following reasons:
1. Because upload speeds are usually quite slow
(usually < 2 mb/sec for cable and DSL) it can take a very long time.
2. Cost - why pay to backup applications for which you
already have the installation media?
3. Using SOS Online Backup it is easy to do a local
backup also. This can be done to an external hard drive, so you have a
"snapshot" of your complete hard drive.
A common mistake is to keep local backup media near
the computer. Unfortunately, this means that in the event of a disaster, the
backup media can be lost or destroyed also. When SOS Online Backup is used,
data is stored thousands of miles away, and is impossible to lose.
Try before you buy
If you are interested in testing our Online Backup,
please contact us by email or by phone
at (613) 216-6102, and we will set up a 30 day