Connect NorthWest Data Backup uses some of the most advanced backup technology available today to allow you to make sure what you need backed up is done both securely and accurately with the least impact to your systems resources. Connect NorthWest Data Backup is ideal for customers who have a dedicated server or colocated servers who require a reliable, affordable, and secure backup solution. Connect NorthWest offers two solutions for data backup at competitive price points that fit any budget.
Simple Backup is ideal for those who just want a place to backup and store their most important data in an alternate data center. With Simple Backup you have control of what files get backed up and how often. You are given access credentials and a network address which you can setup as an off site storage drive. You can then utilize your own software or operating system process to backup data to this location. You can also manually backup important files as you need to. Simple Backup empowers you to control every aspect of your backup process. Simple Backup does not include any administrative assistance for setting up the backup services, but its easy and intuitive nature any server administrator should have no problem in getting it setup easily and quickly.
CDP Backup is intended for customers who want a more comprehensive and managed backup solution for Linux, Windows, and SQL. Connect NorthWest's CDP backup solution enables you to designate which directories and files on your hard disks you want backed up. With a CDP backup solution Connect NorthWest administrators will install a custom software component by R1Soft on your server (Windows or Linux) which are designed to backup any modified files (or portions of files) to Connect NorthWest's CDP backup servers. These backups can be run as frequently as hourly, and are very efficient since they only transmit modified portions of the disk in each backup pass.
The CDP backup service is purchased in increments of hard disk space being utilized for your backups. If your server has two 80GB hard disks, one with 30GB of space filled, and the second with 70GB of space filled and you want both backed up, you would then purchase 100GB of CDP Storage space. If you add more data to one of these drives then you will be notified by the CDP system that you are over your quota and be directed to purchase more backup space.
CDP also allows for multiple "restore points" to be kept, so you are able roll back your server, or restore files as they were 1 hour ago, 1 week ago, or 1 month ago!