The Remote Backup Client Software
Offsite Backup runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, XP, ME, Vista, 2000, 2003, & 7. It supports
all networks that run with these operating systems and all networks where you can create
an NT share to one of the above platforms.
Here is how the software works:
When you subscribe to the Offsite Backup service, you get our incredible backup
software. The backup software is automated and keeps track of the date and time and type
of the next backup, and "hides" on the System Tray without interfering with any
At a predetermined time, the Offsite Backup software "wakes up" and
determines which files need backing up, and what kind of backup (out of three
possibilities) is scheduled for that session. It then compresses those files into archives
that can in many cases be only 5 to 15 percent of the original file sizes. These archives
are then encrypted using an encryption key known only to you, the end user.
After backup files are compressed and encrypted, the software activates your modem (if
you are using dial-up) or your internet connection. It contacts the nearest Offsite Backup
Maximum Security Data Center and sends the compressed, encrypted files. The backup is
verified for integrity before sending and while being sent, then again after it reaches
the Server. This ensures that the copy of the backup that is on the Server exactly matches
the copy that was sent from your computer.
After the backup is sent to the Server and is verified, the software returns to its
idling state, once again "hiding" until the next backup time.
You can restore your data using an easy to understand user interface.
Simply pick the RESTORE option from the menu, tag the files you want to restore, and
the system will automatically restores the files.
You will see a list of all the files available for restoring from the
Server. This file listing is sorted by Backup Set Name and Backup Date. The file listing
usually contains several versions of the same files. This is part of the exclusive Version
Control system built into the software. This system lets you restore any version of your
files - not just the latest version.
You can select files and sets of files by tagging and untagging files individually or
in groups. The File Finder feature of the software is extremely powerful. With a single
selection you can select (as examples) the latest version of all files; only a particular
subdirectory; a single drive letter or files whose names match a certain criteria. Files
can be untagged the same way. So, you can come up with virtually any set of files you want
to back up by using combinations of any or all tagging options.
When the files to be restored are all tagged, the software restores them. You have the
option of putting files back where they came from, or placing them somewhere else.
Here are some of the software's major features.
- Encryption - Offsite Backup supports these encryption standards and bit
lengths. The multi-encryption feature makes the Offsite Backup System the most secure
backup software available. Plug-in encryption modules are available for most countries.
- Secure Key Generator You can enter your own Encryption Key, or you can
use the software's Key Generator. The Key Generator creates "statistically
perfect" encryption keys that are much more secure than human users can create.
- Faster 'Streaming' Transfers - Up to four times faster than our
previous software version, especially where many small files are being backed up.
- Map network drives - This great feature allows you to backup files on
your entire corporate network, not just the machine the software is installed on. If your
Microsoft Windows computer can see all of the mapped network drives throughout your
company, you can back them up!
- Predefine Include/Exclude Files - You can predefine Backup Sets with
files preselected for Include or Exclude, AutoSelect ON or OFF, and other Backup Set
definitions. This incredibly powerful feature helps ensure you NEVER miss important files.
For example, it can be set to backup all Word files, Excel files and so forth. Then, when
employees create more of these files, the system will AUTOMATICALLY include them in the
backup. You never need to go back into the software to select those files.
- Bigger Backups - Unlimited file size and count. Offsite Backup Backup
supports backing up hundreds of thousands of files per Backup Set, and file sizes in the
terabytes. (one thousand gigabytes)
- Disaster Recovery System - You should make sure your Encryption Keys
and Passwords are safe. But, just in case you don't, Offsite Backup's Disaster Recovery
System makes it easier to restore them from Key Disks that can be generated by the
software on your own computer.
- Scheduled Start Date - Allows scheduling a Backup Set to launch at a