For Faster Restores, Complement Your Online Backup With Our VHD/X-Based Local Image Backup Service

While online backups provide the ultimate in mission critical data protection, a full local image backup can be an excellent complement.

This add-on service enables you to capture and store full image backups of your files, application software and Windows operating system on local disk media that you purchase and maintain. This increases your organizations ability to rapidly recover from a data disaster.

The BackupAddict S.M.A.R.T. Local Image Backup Service performs LOCAL image backup(s) of NTFS and ReFS formatted disk partition(s) using the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Each backup is a complete, byte-for-byte copy of the original on-disk contents of the selected partition(s) at the time the backup began.

Backups are stored in Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD/VHDX) format on customer premise disk storage supplied and maintained by the customer. In the event of data loss, the BackupAddict client software can be used locally to unpack a copy of the ENTIRE DISK IMAGE to replacement storage. Once this entire image is restored, locally archived information can be retrieved using the standard Microsoft Windows file explorer interface.

Package Requirements Internet Speed Backup Time Seed Load Stand Alone Service Price  
Local Image BackupLocal full computer backup External Drive Can Be Anything Normally Done in under 4 hours and while you are working on it Not Needed No $9.99/month Order Now
Cloud Image BackupBackup your whole computer to the cloud External Drive Fast Speed Needed First run can take a week or longer thru internet Yes Yes $99.99/month Order Now


Why do I need a local backup when I already have online backup?

Online backup provides the ultimate in mission critical data protection. It helps you to avoid loss from threats such as fire, flood,lightning/electrical surges, theft, viruses and more.

How does the local full image backup process actually work?

When activated, an exact snapshot of a hard disk drive partition is captured and written to an external storage device in Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format.

How much disk storage do I need for the local backups?

At a minimum, you need dedicated local disk storage (USB or NAS) equivalent to about twice the size of all the disk volumes you wish to protect. For example, if you have a 250GB system partition (C:\ drive) to protect, you need a minimum of just over 500GB of disk storage available.

How often do I need to run a full image backup?

Since creating an image backup is a highly compute intensive process, we recommend that you schedule it once per week during off-hours (or weekends).

Do I still get business-class service and support with the local backup service?

Absolutely. Technical support hours are 24/7. An on-call technician is always waiting for your call.

Can I backup to the cloud

YES! We offer this as a monitored service. This is used of businesses that cant lose software or other vital data.



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