Off-Site Backup & Restore

North Bay Computer Services Inc. will set up all your important computers with Automatic Data Backup. Workstations backed up biweekly or triweekly via encrypted connection to a secure server for the cost of less than a coffee.

Are you  backing up your important data to a USB stick or even an external hard drive? You are risking your future with a single point of failure. We’d like to offer you peace of mind.

Did you know?

30% of Data Lost in Error¹
45% of all backup failures are hard drive failures²
50% of backup restores fail³

How Does it Work?

You’re likely backing up your computer’s contents to an external hard drive (and if not, you should be), but that’s not enough. Both your PC and your backup drive could be lost to theft, flood or fire, a virus, corrupted back-up or user error. Our Off-Site backup services provide an offsite backup to your local location. 

All of NBCS’s backup servers are local to North Bay. Our staff have put a great deal of time and effort to see that any and all data stored on our Server Farm stays there, securely and in perfect condition. Even our backup servers have backups!

All data traffic is heavily encrypted (4096-bit TLS encryption!) and all accounts have hard to break passwords and unique usernames. All servers are limited access (System Admin) and data servers are run by a encrypted RAID array, so even when a hard drive fails, we still have your data. Security and reliability are our trademark.

 Our offsite backup system transfers data over heavily encrypted lines. Lines use 4096-bit TLS encryption. During password and transfer stages lines are kept encrypted. Servers will not accept any “non-private” transfer type. Data is stored on a server with access limited to our Systems Administrator and CEO only. The storage drives are in a RAID array and also encrypted. These devices can only be decrypted after the Systems Administrator or CEO logs in and decrypt the drive. The drives will self encrypt on any kind of power failure or system reboot rendering the data useless in the event of the server being stolen physically. The encryption password uses a Randomly generated Alphanumeric-password that exceed 10 characters in length. The drives encryption uses AES-256 encryption in CBC or XTS mode, with a 256-bit key. The Offsite configuration data is stored on an entirely different server that also has controlled access. This server is also encrypted using dm-crypt. We chose AES-256 to encrypt the operating system and data drives to prevent cached data about configuration information leaking out.

Our offsite storage servers also run regular antivirus scans on customer data to prevent a virus from entering the system during a backup.

All interfaces on the software NBCS uses are locked out to prevent unauthorized changed to the backup procedure in order to ensure the most complete back up possible.

Get it done right, before you lose everything.


Are you concerned about your data’s privacy? So are we! Check out our Privacy Policy here. All of our security measures meet or exceed Canadian Regulations about your privacy. We always take your privacy seriously.

NBCS Award Winning Off-Site Backups & Restore


  • All servers are built, managed and stored locally.
  • Our skilled staff work hard to support the North!
  • All NBCS servers and client servers are secured by a state of the art security system.
  • Your data is stored on dedicated private servers that back up your data on the regular basis in a secure manner
  • All software updates, hot fixes and patches are downloaded locally, then run from a local source to ensure best security.
  • NBCS takes no chances with your data!

NBCS can offer you backup services so you have:

  • Peace of mind knowing your data and documents are safe
  • No worries about fire
  • No worries about hard drive or USB Drive crashing
  • No worries about theft
  • No worries about viruses – we run regular scans.
  • This is a must for any business owner, small or large.
  • A human voice at the end of the phone
Type Pricing Storage
Basic Package $10.00 250GB
Per Workstation $36.00 1TB
Per Server $65.00 4TB

*Please note that we may have to install third-party software on each computer to manage the backup services.