- What will TyphoonBackup run on?
- How do I access my backed up files through the website?
- How do I turn UAC (User Access Controls) off in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
- So when I see my T drive on my computer, that data is being stored in the “Cloud” at Amazon S3?
- How can I be sure my data is secure?
- Can I use TyphoonDrive & TyphoonBackup with my own Amazon S3 account?
- I see TyphoonDrive and TyphoonBackup mentioned together frequently. How do they work together?
Question: What will TyphoonBackup run on?
TyphoonBackup will work on 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
Question: How do I access my backed up files through the website?
You can access your files via the web by clicking the “Manage Account” button in the upper right hand corner of this site.
Question: How do I turn UAC (User Access Controls) off in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
You can find instructions how to turn UAC off by following this link:
Question: So when I see my T drive on my computer, that data is being stored in the “Cloud” at Amazon S3?
Yes, exactly! Your TDrive, is a virtual storage drive. When you view files and folders on that drive, you are viewing files and folders resident at Amazon S3.
Question: How can I be sure my data is secure?
Well, first of all, both TyphoonDrive and TyphoonBackup compresses and encrypts your data using military strength encryption methods before it is sent to Amazon S3 servers so the data is in a format that will be unreadable to anyone while it resides at Amazon. When you restore data from TyphoonBackup or copy and paste from TyphoonDrive, Amazon S3 sends the encrypted data back to your computer in it’s encrypted format. TyphoonBackup and Drive (i.e. on your computer) then de-encrypts and decompresses the data and restores it in any location you desire. Secondly, only you, after logging in, will have access to your files. The one caveat is that your TyphoonDrive is available to anyone at your machine, so YOUR OWN personal security measures are of the utmost importance while at home or at the office.
When accessing your files from our website, TyphoonTools uses SSL encryption. This encryption method is the method all banks, brokerages and online shopping sites use to secure the connection between your browser and our servers. Over and above this secure “connection” method, TyphoonDrive first excrypts your data using a 256 bit Twofish encryption process. It would take significantly longer than the age of the universe to crack just a 128-bit key. – [source - http://www.inet2000.com/public/encryption.htm]
Question: Can I use TyphoonDrive & TyphoonBackup with my own Amazon S3 account?
Yes! TyphoonDrive is available in two forms. You can pay us for the software and use it with your own Amazon S3 account (TyphoonDive “standalone”), or you can sign up for our online service that takes care of all the data storage for you (TyphoonDrive “service”). Either way, only YOU have control of your data.
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Question: I see TyphoonDrive and TyphoonBackup mentioned together frequently. How do they work together?
TyphoonDrive and TyphoonBackup come together and work together like pees & carrots! TyphoonDrive creates a virtual hard drive on your computer that you can access via the web or even other computers with TyphoonDrive installed. TyphoonBackup lets you easily backup all of your important files to TyphoonDrive.