Remember back at the beginning of February when my web hosting company decided to cancel my account early one Sunday morning without giving me any notice at all? It was a horrendous experience.
I didn’t have access to my websites directories anymore. The company was slow to get back to me as to why they’d canceled my account and I had no recent back ups of my sites data. Honestly, I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. It was a terrible situation to be in.
I would have had to start all but one of my sites pretty much over again if the owner of the web hosting company hadn’t finally agreed to send me a back up of my sites data.
Since that time I back up my sites regularly. Almost daily. Trouble is, the back ups are starting to take up a lot of space on my computer. Remember I have 13 sites. I do get rid of the older data, but I like to have about 1 weeks backup’s on hand.
Now I’ve found a site called Data Deposit Box where I store my data online for a very low price. That’s right they provide Online Backup for only $2/GB. I’m pretty sure that I could store just about all of my back up data for that low fee. I could also store quite a bit of the data, documents and photos that I keep on my computer in a backup format at Data Deposit box too.
Data Deposit Box provides it’s online Backup service to individuals like myself, Partners and small and large businesses.
It only makes sense to use a back up service such as this. Especially when the price is so reasonable.
Many individuals and business store important, sensitive and valuable back up data on backup tapes. Just for security reasons alone it makes sense to stop storing backups on tapes that could be damaged, lost or stolen and store your data with a secure online back up service like Data Deposit Box instead.
I mean how often have we heard new stories about big companies losing their back up tapes and data recently? I mean, just a couple of weeks ago the bank that I do the majority of my business with, The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) made a public statement stating that a computer backup tape that contained information on 470,000 mutual fund clients had gone missing. Was it stolen? Who knows!
Johns Hopkins University and Hospital recently admitted to losing back up tapes that contained payroll data on 52,000 workers, plus the medical information of 83,000 patients. That’s a terrible lose of data, and who knows who’s hands it might be in now. Why on earth didn’t they use a secure data storage service? Not only could that information be in the wrong hands, but it could be lost for good. If you’re one of the patients who’s been treated at John Hopkins regularly and your data was lost it’s going to be a huge headache the next time you go in for a visit or treatment as the hospital will have to work with you to fill in all the data that’s been lost.
Several other companies over the last year have reported lost, damaged or even stolen data back up tapes. There is a better way. Take a look at this article about Data Deposit Box’s online data storage service. The article explains their service and it’s many features. I believe the key features are the ability to have continuous backup, flexible yet secure access to the online data, and the ability to share large files online.
Please do take the time to visit Data Deposit Box and learn how they can help you store your data. Whether your an individual like me with data you want to protect or a business – think about storing your data online safely and securely in order to protect your data. I’m sure no one wants to go through the experience that I went through, or that any of the businesses that I’ve mentioned have gone through.