Desktop Backup How It Works
The first time you access the service - through an easy-to-install client application and a connection to the Internet - the TELUS Desktop Backup Service performs a full backup on the files pre-selected by the user or administrator.
Then, you can set the service to perform backups automatically or manually. Subsequent backups simply update the files that have changed. It takes only minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
The Delta Block file comparison technology backs up only the changed portions of each file rather than the whole file, effectively reducing the session on a dial-up line to seconds or minutes.
When you need to access your backed-up files, simply launch the client application and find the files you need. With TELUS Desktop Backup's iRoam feature, you can also use any web browser, making it possible to access your files from home, office or a client's PC