Why Your Online Backup Service is Worth More than $5/month.

New Online Backup Service Providers are often apprehensive about going into business because they think their business customers will balk at paying $89/month when they see ads for $5/month services.  The Online Backup Guide for Service Providers is a complete 196-page guide on starting and operating an Online Backup Service – the latest revision of Rob Cosgrove’s industry defining RBS Book originally published in 1987. The entire book is being published here, chapter by chapter.

Here are some reasons your service is better.

Your Online Backup Service                   $5/month Services

Personal, Local Service No
Standards-Based Business Backup No
Proactive, Live Monitoring of your Backups No
Local Full Backup Available No
Local Full Emergency Restore Available No
HIPAA and Other Regulatory Compliance No
Advanced and Flexible Scheduling No
Integration with System Utilities and Events No
Flexible File Retention Policy No
Point In Time Restores No
Multiple Backup Sets No
100% Security and Privacy No
Active Directory Backup and Restore No
MS Exchange Backup and Restore No
MS SQL Server (table level) Backup and Restore No
MS Sharepoint Backup and Restore No
Live Remote Helpdesk Support No
Key Escrow (you lose your key, not your data) No
More than Two Decades of Business Experience No
Built-In Multiple Redundancies for Reliability No
Digitally Signed Backup Files No
Software Built Especially for Business Backups No
Personal Installation and Setup Available No
Experience in Your Specific Market No

$5/month Services are designed and intended only for the Personal market. They even say so in their Terms of Service. The software they use does not have the power, flexibility, and features required for business data.

Because business files are usually far more valuable than personal files, the Online Backup Services don’t want the liability of businesses using their services. If they have a business service, they charge far more for it to cover their liability.

Businesses require a higher level skill set in their Service Provider. They need more attention and expertise, and faster response time. They want to pick up the phone and talk to a live person immediately. They will not get that for $5/month.


Rob Cosgrove

Rob Cosgrove, CEO Remote Backup Systems

Rob Cosgrove is the President of Remote Backup Systems, founder of the Online Backup Industry, and a vocal advocate for maintaining the highest standards in Online Backup software. His latest book, the Online Backup Guide for Service Providers: How to Start and Operate an Online Backup Service, is available online now, on Amazon.com, and at bookstores.


Remote Backup Systems provides brandable, scalable software and solutions to MSPs and VARs enabling them to offer Online Backup Services.

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About The Author

Rob Cosgrove / http://remote-backup.com

Rob Cosgrove is President of Remote Backup Systems, developers of the fully brandable RBackup Online Backup software platform, powering more than 9,500 Service Providers, MSPs and VARs wordwide since 1987. He is the founder of the Online Backup industry and author of several books, the most recent, "The Online Backup Guide for Service Providers", available at Amazon.com and bookstores. http://remote-backup.com