Managing Backups in home networks

The concept of continuous data protection appeals to households that contain a number of computers with daily changing data. As households nowadays have more than one computer that the family shares, with almost every member of the family using their own desktop or laptop; having an automated backup process to count on is a necessity to avert a disaster and prevent loss of all your files.

Timeline is the perfect tool for such a network of computers, the ideal setup would be to have an external storage device connected to a wireless router, you can check out our post on how to setup a wireless external storage here, this gives the home wireless, continuous backup as long as they are within the range of the router, but what happens when the laptops are outside the range of the router?

That begs the question of “Will my backup stop and then continue when I return home?”

The answer is yes! You can take your laptop everywhere, universities, parks, the mall, maybe Starbucks to work on your latest novel. Timeline will continue to monitor any changes or additions to your files, as soon as you are back home and Timeline automatically connects to your hard drive, the files will be backed up on the spot.

So this means that you will no longer have to worry about the constraints of physically connecting your laptop to your storage device and waiting hours and hours for your backup to complete just to return next week and go through the same straining process again; that is if everything goes smoothly each time!

The next step would be to look into online storage; future versions of Timeline will have the ability to backup to FTP sites and the cloud which has limitless space possibilities. This step ensures that you will never have to worry about where you are, running out of space, or the safety of your data.