On Apr 12, 9:03 am, Alex Harrington <s...@alexharrington.co.uk> wrote:
> gcaldwel...@hotmail.com wrote:
> > I have been dabbling in the offsite tape storage game for a few
> > months...and I have been increasingly interested in the online data
> > backup scenario.
> Such systems have existed for some time now. At the consumer level,
> you're most likely to be resold a rebadged version of Attix5 Backup
> It is written in Java and runs on Windows/Mac/Linux/*nix etc
> Initially it copies all the data you select, compresses it, encrypts it
> with SSL and sends it over the internet to a datacentre. Once there,
> your data is further encrypted with a ~500 bit key.
> Future backups are all incrementals from your previous successful backup
> - aka incremental for ever. Attix differs here from most in that it does
> "binary patching" - that is a 1K change to a 1GB file generates a patch
> just slightly bigger than 1K to be transmitted.
> In the UK, Centrastor are amongst the leaders:http://www.centrastor.co.uk/
> Alternatives are available - eg CommVault Galaxy - but they're more
> geared to the corporate sector.
Thanks all...for your feedback