July 27, 2012
SOS Online Backup for Business Version 5.3 rolled out last week. On our quest to continue to develop award-winning online backup software, we’ve added several features that our business and enterprise users will find very, very useful.
- IT administrators can now define and backup network locations
- We have again improved the speed of initial backup
- And, our engineers have made some code changes to improve the speed of subsequent backups
For our SOS online backup reseller partners, these changes have also been released to Online Backup & Recovery Manager. You can learn more by downloading the release notes in your Partner Dashboard.
If any of our existing business backup customers haven’t upgraded yet, you can do so for no charge! Just head over to our downloads page and upload the new version!
We’re continuing to develop enhancements and improvements to make your online backups easier, faster, and more intuitive. We love to get your feedback. Join the conversation in our new support centerand feel free to submit a feature request.
May 11, 2012
SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home is now available! This update to our award-winning software is available right now on our website.
What’s new in 5.2?
- Faster upload speeds (approximately 40% faster than version 5.0)
- Force uploads – don’t wait for your scheduled backup if you want to backup sooner.
- Faster smart scanner
- Faster “tree view” of files and folders to be backed up
If you’re ready to try the best value online backup solution, take the plunge and start backing up 50GB of data with SOS Online Backup 5.2.
SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home includes these handy and robust features:
- Military-grade encryption
- Backup by file type
- Backup by file and folder
- Continuous Data Protection
- Free iPhone and Android apps
- …and much more!
Click here to start backing up with SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home – today!
March 9, 2012
There is a lot of talk about initial backup speeds – and usually these conversations are in the context of “initial backups are slower than molasses”. This is because a system designed to do small back ups is being asked to do a very large backup – like a business might do. It’s also because many online backup software solutions don’t want to move backups to the cloud quickly. It’s more expensive than moving it at a “slow as molasses” pace.
You know the old phrase “slow and steady wins the race”? That definitely doesn’t apply to online backup.
SOS Online Backup is designed to do fast initial uploads. We understand that you’re putting your data in the safety of the cloud because you want it to be secure. Getting data up into the cloud faster allows it to be secured and protected much more quickly.
SOS Online Backup conducted an off site speed test against Mozy home software and Carbonite home software. The results were surprisingly stark. SOS Online Backup won the speed test. SOS Online Backup was able to do an initial upload 20.2 GB of data in just 23 hours and 29 minutes.
We certainly recommend factoring in initial upload speed into determining the general quality of the online backup software you purchase for your home or business. A slow initial upload will mean that there may be additional hurdles and limitations yet to be discovered.
Click here to review the technical specifications of this off site speed test.
Have you heard? SOS Online Backup just launched a 15GB secure online backup plan for Android backup and PC backup! Download it in the Android market today for just $3.95 (this price is good through March 12th).