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Remote Backup Systems Rolls out SiteShelter - Comprehensive Web Site Data Protection

Cliff Boodoosingh on October 23, 2007
Monday October 22, 2007-MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Remote Backup Systems Inc. (RBS), the originator of remote online backup technology, today expanded its portfolio of online backup solutions with the introduction of SiteShelter™, an automated, scheduled utility that backs up, mirrors, monitors, and even repairs web and FTP sites.

RBS’ SiteShelter is an essential tool for any web site operators, offering a comprehensive bundle of web site utilities, including backup, security and hacker prevention, and is the perfect solution for web site developers who want to provide an online backup service for their clients' web sites, or for RBS service providers looking to generate additional income by backing up web sites.

SiteShelter can back up web sites and FTP sites hosted on Windows, Unix and Linux servers, as well as most other popular Operating Systems. The software automatically detects the type of server it is backing up and can back up an unlimited number of web sites or FTP sites concurrently, making it ideal for high-volume backups of multiple sites. To preserve bandwidth during peak hours, SiteShelter can be programmed to launch automatically during low-traffic times. SiteShelter uses the FTP server associated with a web site to back up the site and all support files. Once the first backup has been completed, SiteShelter saves bandwidth by performing incremental back ups of only changed files or files that have been created since the previous backup. If the site has been damaged or hacked and files need to be recovered, the web administrator can use any standard FTP client software to upload and restore files that have been backed up with SiteShelter.

“Web developers have just as much risk as offline storage users but often face more aggressive online threats,” said Rob Cosgrove, Chief Executive Officer at RBS. “SiteShelter is a one-stop comprehensive solution that protects web site data with a simple, secure and automated process that enables web developers to focus on site optimization and not worry about the security of their data files.”

SiteShelter is typically launched by the Windows Task Scheduler but can also be launched in manual mode to backup multiple web sites. It provides four modes of operations: Backup Mode, which creates a local copy of all files that have been changed since the last backup; Mirror Mode, which operates similar to Backup Mode but also deletes files from local storage as they are deleted from the web site to create an exact mirrored copy of the web site; Watch Mode, which monitors the site, logs changes and optionally emails change notifications to an administrator; and Repair Mode, which repairs damage from hackers by replacing deleted or damaged files from snapshots of the site.

SiteShelter is currently available from Remote Backup Systems for $199.

Founded in 1987, RBS has shipped its online backup software solution to more than 1.5 million clients in 68 countries, easily making it the most widely used subscription-based online backup software in the world. RBS defined the technical protocol that is now used as the standard for moving backups of microcomputer data files around the Internet. RBackup supports full, incremental, differential and sub-file backups of client data sets, and offers unparalleled security, version control and ease of use. The product can also maintain a quickly restorable data set within a client’s secure LAN.

About Remote Backup Systems Inc.

Remote Backup Systems, Inc. is the global leader in providing turnkey online backup software solutions to businesses and IT Service providers. Through their network of licensees, the company supports over 1.5 million daily computer backups around the world. RBS defines success as providing leading edge functionality, best-in-class customer support, and an unwavering commitment to product quality and customer satisfaction. With a twenty-year history in Internet backup technologies, RBS is headquartered outside of Memphis, Tennessee.

For more information visit RBS online at


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