Data Deposit Box – Backing Up Your Files!

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by DataDepositBox.com and thus I am being paid to write it. However it does tie in nicely with another point I was going to make about backing up your files, which Burt has also written about!

Data Deposit BoxToday, backing up your files can seem like the most boring job in the world and chances are you havnt backed up your stuff in ages. Copy and paste jobs are simple but require organised hard drives which many of us simply don’t have today (I have word documents, HTML pages and pictures strewn all the way round my hard drive!).

CRON jobs are available but they can take up valuable disk space and may slow down and decrease the performance of your computer. What better way then, to have a program automatically run backups of all of your important files and folders 24/7, and have them sent to a secure data centre? The minds behind this business model are Acpana Business Systems Inc. who have made Data Deposit Box.

Registration through their online form is easy (there’s even a free trial) and once you’ve downloaded the program (for free), you can set which folders you’d like to be backed up. Then:

“Whenever you’re online, Data Deposit Box backs up your data automatically. There are no procedures to follow. No Schedules to set. You can never miss a backup window.

Throughout the day Data Deposit Box watches your files, looking for changes. When a change is detected, our backup engine extracts the changes, compresses them, encrypts them, and securely transfers them to our secure data center.

Once at the data center, your data is stored in this encrypted form. We use the strongest encryption available to ensure that your confidential data is kept safe and secure. Even our administrators do not have the ability to access your data. Your privacy is important. Your data can only be accessed by you.”

Pricing for this service is simple: for every GigaByte of backed up information you send to Data Deposit Box’s servers, you’re charged a low $2. This means that pricing is flexible and won’t always be a fixed rate – allowing for underusage of the service as well.

Finally, from looking at the site (which incidentally is well designed and well layed out), the service seems to be pretty popular with loads of Press Releases and Reviews from the likes of PCMag.com, PCWorld and The Times.

So, check out DDB and give them a try. The next time your hard drive is wiped out, you’ll simply be able to grab the files and replace them care and stress-free.

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