Articles & Guides offers Online, Off-site - Secure Data Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on January 04, 2008

 Site Designed and integrated out of Israel - implementing top of the line security!

2008-01-04 13:00:15 - is an Internet based data backup solution that provides online, off-site, automatic, secure data backup for residential and small business accounts. was founded by Moti Mitteldorf, who has an IT consulting company based in New York, called Tech-Keys LLC which specializes in servicing small businesses (5-100 computers). Moti tried out multiple off-site backup solutions for his clients and could not find a solution that excelled both in product, security and support. Israel was chosen as the home base for site lead and integration instruction due to its rich ties, diligence and alertness to security issues in the IT field. was initially created as a sturdy, reliable backup solution for Tech-Keys' clients. After a year of success, with Tech-Keys' clients being extremely happy with the core product, the public web version of was born. OnlineBackupVault is supported by a staff of professional IT technicians based in New York, USA. & Beit Shemesh, Israel. OBV is currently working on releasing a Hebrew & French version of the site and software. built its site and integration from top to bottom completely customized for ease of use. The actual OBV application utilizes 3rd party software that has been tested out on more than a half a million users!! is currently working on a new custom release of this application that will offer advanced features such as drive imaging!! primary data servers have multiple Internet connections and have battery as well as natural gas generated power backup to help ensure data continuity in event of catastrophe or power failure. is an easy to use backup solution that is compatible with virtually all operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux & Novell. With Free installation and rates as low as $4.00 USD a month, not backing up online automatically with OBV doesn't make any sense! In addition offers a 30 day FREE trial with No credit card required.

Here are a few of the frequently asked questions by potential OBV clients'

1. What is off-site/online backup?
In today's age when our whole business, professional, and private lives being saved on computers, how can we afford NOT to have multiple backups of our data. With a fully automated backup solution service such as Online Backup Vault, all one's selected data is backed up to a remote location. In the event of a fire/terror/accident/theft related event, hard disk or computer failure, your data can be retrieved from another PC and simply downloaded off of our servers via a web page or via our easy to use software or a DVD with the encrypted data can be sent over night to you.

2. Do I really need to backup?
6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any given year. Given the number of PCs used in US businesses in 1998, that translates to approximately 4.6 million data loss episodes. At a conservative estimate, data loss cost US businesses $11.8 billion in 1998. (The Cost Of Lost Data, David M. Smith)
30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control.
34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures.
60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.
50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
American business lost more than $7.6 billion as a result of viruses during first six months of 1999. (Research by Computer Economics).
Companies that aren't able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. (Strategic Research Institute)
American business lost more than $7.6 billion as a result of viruses during first six months of 1999. (Research by Computer Economics)
100% of hard disks will die! (3-5 yr average life span)

3. How do I know my data is secure? Can anyone see my data?
Even though the data is sitting on our servers, WE do not have access to the data!! The data is encrypted and compressed. We can NOT see the file even if we wanted to!!! You set the password, and it's yours ONLY. We can not see it. In addition the data is so compressed, at an approx 4:1 ratio that the data is not expandable or readable without the encryption key which YOU set!

4. Must I remember to run OnlineBackupVault every day?
OnlineBackupVault is an easy to use automatic backup solution. Once our easy to use software is setup, all you need to do is leave your computer on and your backup will run according to the schedule you set. Upon completion you will receive an email confirming for you that the backup was complete. If there was an error, or if your computer was off at the scheduled time, you will receive an email notifying you of that as well.

5. I know I need to backup but I am not technical, how do I setup your service?
Even though is extremely easy to use, we do understand that not everyone is comfortable setting up software, especially something as important as data backup. For this reason we provide FREE remote setup & installation with most plans and offer detailed instructions as well as 'how-to- videos to help users utilize our page and software to the fullest extent.

6. How fast a connection to the Internet do I need for backup? works best with a DSL or Cable connection, however will work with a dial up connection. The first backup is the longest as it needs to backup all your selected data. Once that is backed up, we only backup the changes. One of the unique features that set us apart from much of our competition is that we can backup content changes within a file so if a user has a big file we don't need to backup the whole file, but rather only the changes.

7. What happens if my computer breaks, how do I get my data back?
When you purchase the new computer you hit restore and you just pull your data down from our servers to your computer!

8. How do I know if my data actually is being backed up?
You receive a daily email notifying you, and you can login to your data from the homepage to view your files!

9. My office Utilizes SQL & Exchange Servers. Can I backup my servers with OnlineBackupVault?
Yes, 100%! offers FREE backup software for Exchange, SQL, Oracle, Lotus, etc. OnlineBackupVault is not only a superior solution to other methods of backup, but also a cheaper solution. No tapes to buy - No software to buy! is actively looking for computer resellers and IT consultants to offer OBV to their clients. offers a service that every computer user and server administrator requires! For more information regarding please feel free to visit or call (USA) 347-741 8600 or 877-45-VAULT

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