HP helps users back-up laptop data

Hewlett-Packard has released a tool designed to simplify the back-up and recovery of data from laptop PCs.

With a growing volume of...

Hewlett-Packard has released a tool designed to simplify the back-up and recovery of data from laptop PCs.

With a growing volume of information stored locally on notebook and desktop PCs, business risk data loss if local hard discs are not backed up.

HP Data Protector Notebook Extension allows businesses to back-up and recover data outside the corporate network, even while working remotely and offline. It expands back-up policies so local data is protected, even when a user is working offline.

Data is captured and backed up automatically each time a user changes, creates or receives a file. Data is then stored temporarily in a local repository pending transfer to the network data vault for full back-up and restore capabilities.

HP said the technology provides nonstop, transparent and automated protection for information created locally. With single-click recovery, users can recover their own files without initiating help desks calls, thereby minimising the burden on IT resources.

Businesses also can maximise bandwidth efficiency and better ensure security of information through HP Data Protector Notebook Extension's deduplication, data encryption and compression techniques, HP claimed. The user's storage footprint is reduced by deduplication of multiple copies of data. All of the user's data is then stored encrypted and compressed and the expired versions are cleaned up.

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