AltDrive Online Backup Deepens Features

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Responding to customer feedback, AltDrive secure online backup for home and business announces a new software client with substantial new features.

AltDrive secure online backup drives up the features with the new version 1.70-001 release supporting Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris. This is mid-year release and is in response to customer feedback. It is regarded as the fastest online backup service in its market.

New Features:

  •     QoS support added so that customers can designate backup data as "backhaul" lower priority data and speed up backups with no impact to other services, e.g. VOIP, video streaming, etc.
  • Restore now recreates symbolic links and attributes on unix.
  • Restore better recreates the file and folder permissions and owner, group on unix.
  • A restore report is provided.
  • New Biz History view to monitor backups
  • Faster file scans for backup planning
  • Faster backup performance by reusing the SSL sessions
  • New console support for Home users
  • New autostart feature for the client user interface
  • New ability to disable Windows shadow copies for certain user requirements
  • New ability to enable system sleep during backups
  • New ability to restore permitted during backup processing if backup is paused
  • New instructional videos on website

Other Improvements:

  • Improved interface and usability
  • Improved progress indicators
  • Improved more precise bandwidth management
  • Library updates
  • Improved diagnostics
  • Service Deadlock detection

Bugs fixed:

  • Backup Scheduling for some settings

AltDrive uses a super strong AES-256 CTR mode data encryption cipher with a private key so that even AltDrive personnel cannot view customer's files - a must for savvy businesses. For convenience, home users can elect to have AltDrive manage the encryption key. Additionally, the company has located its storage assets in the secure Westin Building in Seattle where multiple levels of security are employed.

Established in 2005, founded by a serial entrepreneur with security, scalability, and usability backgrounds, and located in Seattle, AltDrive's mission is to ensure that all computer data is securely backed up and versioned. The company is viable and debt free having been developed without outside investor capital. Visit for more information or to back up your computers.

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