Online Backup - How to choose the right supplier - part 8
Reliability and Software Client handling
The software client (backup software used to select files etc) is the “control centre” for online backup operations. This client should be easy to use and intuitive. A single click “backup now” button should exist and it should be just as easy to restore / delete files as required.
Fundamental options in the thin client should enable users to trade off the level of file compression against the speed of compression and include options for controlling the maximum size of files allowed to be backed up.
Not all services have clients that are easy to use and some are likely to cause you to want to return to more risky traditional backup methods. Make sure you choose a service with a no obligation/free trial to test out the client.
Also aim for a well supported client if you want the best protection for critical files. For real peace of mind you’ll need to know the client is always being updated, improved and debugged / tested with new operating systems.
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