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Rental Network Storage Business combined with user assist utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013372D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Rental Network Storage Business combined with user assist utility Outline: This service is Rental Storage Business using Internet. It automatically performs backup of important data to storage on network via Internet. Uses do not need to have any technical detail knowledge when setting up their systems, but just need to use easy assist utility that is provided when they start the service. Background:

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Rental Network Storage Business combined with user assist utility

Rental Network Storage Business combined with user assist utility

Outline:

  This service is Rental Storage Business using Internet.
It automatically performs backup of important data to storage on
network via Internet. Uses do not need to have any technical detail
knowledge when setting up their systems, but just need to use easy
assist utility that is provided when they start the service.

Background:

  A number of beginner users is increasing in connection with the
increase of the selling number of consumer PC.

Users have their own data in their hard drive, in some cases which
are important data such as digital camera images.

However, the beginner users do not have noticed the risk of loss of
important Data.

It is necessary to protect important data from the risk at the time
of the crash of a system, or upgrade of an operating system.

Now, general network storage rental service is already being emerged
such as i-drive or x-drive(TM).

However, these services are designed for power users, which require
technical skills to set up the systems.

Therefore, it has not been well accepted by beginner users.

Required function:

  With this service, a problem is solved with the backup tool equipped
with the following functions.

A user assist utility which is provided at the start of service enables
users to locate important data to be backed up just by selecting the
name of application that the user uses.

After this, it perfor...