Advice on back up device please.

  Cara2 22:33 12 Jun 2006

Not entirely sure which forum to use - but here goes..

Having had some very ropey episodes backing up our business accounts on floppy disks, I am now sure we need something more fail safe. This is an area I know nothing about other than the old fashioned floppy disks.

What would be appropriate? Daily back-ups and transfering info from one computer to another. How much would we be likely to spend?

Any advice would be very appreciated.


  wee eddie 15:34 22 Jun 2006

As such organisations usually charge by volume and your volume is small, your costs should be fairly low. There are a number of these operations about including, I think, Sage. Who may include it as part of their annual Update Fee.

The cost would be a P&L A/c figure and as he says, off site. Very sensible.

  Cara2 19:17 22 Jun 2006

Thanks for all your suggestions. I shall look at them all in depth.


  slowhand_1000 00:15 23 Jun 2006

I use an external hard drive to backup my Sage accounts (plus other vital bits) and email a copy to a web based email account. That way I have free 'offsite' storage. Then every month email my accountant a copy of the backup.

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