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|Review: DVS Online Backup Software|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Monday, 19 July 2010 00:23|
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Over the past few years, the online backup industry have become a very lucrative business. Already big players such as Google, Yahoo and many telecom companies are offering online storage space for free (usually with terms & conditions attached).
But wait? Why store your data online when you can store it locally. Yes, NAS (network attached storage) devices are quite popular, but the cost of the unit itself plus extra hard drives, along with complex setup instructions, makes it less appealing to most home users. While USB thumb drives are easy to use and can store upto 32-64Gb, it's not ideal as a backup solution as it's still a physical item, which can be misplaced or lost.
Trust me, I know what it is like to lose data ... in fact, 3 years hard work gone!! Well, apparently my backups were stored on a NAS, but it's useless as I don't have access to it (due to location). If ONLY I used DVS Online Backup ... I would have gotten my files back and have it restored ... all done securely online!!
Now some people such a myself, will probably feel a little cautious when using online backup to store personal files and information. Many will ask how secure are the servers used to store all this information? Well, your guess is as good as mine ... but the truth is, we already store huge amounts of personal information on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. So the answer to that question, especially in today's internet-reliant society is ... yes, these servers are more than likely very secure.
DVS Soft Ltd, the company behind DVS Online Backup is no different to many others out there. However, there is one selling point which makes their backup software very appealing and that is, it uses the latest "military grade" encryption techniques to securely store all your data. They also offer a feature called Magic Folders. After you've installed the DVS backup software on your system, there will be Magic Folders icon placed on your desktop. You can put whatever files into this folder, which then enables other users to share and access these files over the internet (securely of course).
The DVS Online Backup is targeted mainly at home users and small-to-medium size businesses, who require a backup system that is simple, secure and easy to use. They also offer other professional backup services for servers and MS Exchange. To give you quick idea of how their system works ... check out the flash demo above.
For those who haven't heard of DVS before, here's a little blurb taken from their website ...
The online backup business is becoming a pretty tough market, with lots of competition from Dropbox, Ahsay and F-Secure, not to mention Norton and Acronis. How will DVS Online Backup compare?
It'll be interesting to see how reliable their backup services are. And more importantly ... how easy is it to use. OK, let's not waste any more time and take a closer look at DVS Online Backup ...