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Secure Online Backups After creating a computer backup you will probably store backup on a CD, a shared file server or maybe even on Internet. In order to protect you files it is often recommended that you use a password, or if backup contains sensitive information, you should use some form of encryption. WinBackup supports both password protection and strong encryption using AES 128 or 256-bit encryption standard. Encrypted backup files will be nearly impossible to open without correct password can safely be stored on CDs and public servers. If you want to run online backups encryption is often critical to protect your data from unauthorized accesses.
A Network Backup System Corporate users as well as home users with local networks will often want to backup several computers to a server and then backup server to a CD, CDRW or DVD. This can be achieved by scheduling workstations to backup their files to server first, and then, after waiting for an hour or two, a scheduled bakup job on server stores all workstation backups to a CD Writer installed in server. By layering backups this way you can easily backup entire networks and data can be restored by workstation users at any time since backup files for individual systems remain on server. This technique can be very efficient and can save a lot of time for end users as well as IT departments.
Windows Backups and File Sharing Problems If you have ever tried to delete or rename an exe file that being executed, you probably know that locked files can sometimes cause serious problems. This is even more true when creating backups since many of files that you backup will probably be locked by other programs when backup operation is started. If you, for example, are using outlook when a scheduled backup operation starts, whole operation could fail if backup software attempts to lock email database. WinBackup never tries to lock files and will continue a backup operation even if a file could not be read. Any missing files will be added to log and will be backed up next time backup job is executed. Since WinBackup doesn't lock files it will not prevent you from using your computer for other tasks while a backup operation is in progress. This is very important if you want to run scheduled operations in background while you are working.
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