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Offsite Backups

A good backup solution is priceless

There are many ways to back up your PC; external hard drive, USB flash drives, CD, DVD, tape... but none is as safe and convenient as the Offsite Backup solution provided by PC Madness Solution Source. It sounds like a service reserved for big business, but anyone can benefit from our Offsite Backup Solution.

The biggest bonus with our Offsite Backup is that it can be a 'set and forget' solution. In addition, because your data is stored offsite on a remote server, not in your home. So even if your PC was lost/stolen or your house burnt down, your data is never lost. You can also download your data to a new PC within minutes.



Is your data really safe?

Simple to Use

We install a small software program on your computer that works quietly in the background looking for new and changed files to back up. It looks and feels like part of your computer and is integrated with your desktop, so there’s nothing new to learn.

Everything is Automatic

When your computer is not being used, Carbonite starts to automatically back up your new and changed files. You don’t have to do anything as it does it all for you! When you’re busy using your computer, Carbonite goes to sleep so it will never slow down the performance of your computer or your internet connection.


All sites require initial Deployment (Setup), which is charged by our normal service rates.

As part of deployment, we also install a remote administration client so we can quickly and easily address any backup issues on the the client's end without needing to physically go onsite. Whilst there are no additional charges for activation of the remote login service, a charge of $20 per 15min will be incurred when the remote login feature needs to be used to perform maintenance. For full information about our remote login service, please visit our remote admin page.

Remote desktop software will be deployed on two separate computers. This ensures that remote administration is still available in the event of one system having connection issues.

Completely Secure

Each of your files is encrypted twice before being backed up securely offsite. The same encryption techniques that banks use are employed. Your files remain encrypted at secure data centres, so only you can see and access them.

Our backup software uses a combination of Blowfish and DES III (Triple DES) encryption. Both are strong encryption algorithms with the benefit of relatively low processor overhead (hence your PC is not slowed down by our encryption software). These encryption algorithms, in combination with the use of SSL for data transmission, make our data protection/encryption process similar to online retails and online financial institutions.

Blowfish is one of the fastest block ciphers in widespread use. Blowfish is a symmetric block cipher with a variable length key up to 448bits, making it ideal for both domestic and exportable use. Blowfish was designed in 1993 as a fast, free alternative to existing encryption algorithms.

The data encryption standard (DES) was developed by an IBM team around 1974 and adopted as a national standard in 1977. Triple DES (DES III) is a much stronger variation of this standard and is billions of times more secure.

Your internet connection must be high-speed internet (ADSL or cable).

The current version of our offsite backup software is designed for Windows XP SP1-SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, in both standard 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Older versions of Windows (Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows ME) or Linux operating systems are not supported.

Support is also available for all Intel-based Macs running OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Older versions of Macs (PowerPCs, and non-intel Macs) are not supported.

Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) count both uploads and downloads in the monthly data quota. Depending on the amount of information you have stored on your PC, your initial backup could be quite large. If your monthly data transfer allowances are exceeded your ISP may either throttle back access speeds, or charge you excess data transfer fees. Please check with your ISP about your data transfer upload allowances and charges.