Are you flirting with disaster? Featured

10:04am EDT July 22, 2002
So you sleep well at night knowing the computer files are backed up several times a day? If there's a crash, you simply reload the most current versions back onto the network, and it's business as usual.

But what if there's a major disaster-a flood or tornado-that wipes out not just your power, but the office itself, including the backup tapes and Zip disks? What then?

Insurance may replace the computers, desks and filing cabinets, but it can't re-create your client lists and business files. That information would be gone forever.

There is, however, another way to back up information-off-site.

Remote backup adds one more level of protection to your invaluable business information, says Graeme Patey, owner of Back-Up Data Inc.

"It's similar to conventional backups, except that you transfer the information over the phone lines into a backup server where it's stored in a safe, off-site location," says Patey. "Then, when you want to retrieve it, you can call the off-site storage server and retrieve the information 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

How to reach: Back-Up Data Inc. (440) 895-8050