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Free Trial And Account Setup
What are the limits on my Free trial?
What happens at the end of m
y Free trial?

What's the procedure for setting up a new account?
How do I re-install my existing EZBackup.com Account?

Connectivity
What types of connections are supported by Ezbackup.com?
What is the recommended internet connection for using Ezbackup.com?
Will Ezbackup.com work through my firewall?

Billing and Payments
How does Ezbackup.com bill me?
How do I make account changes such as closing my account or changing the billing credit card?
Who do I call if I have a billing problem?

Account Numbers, Ids and Passwords
How do I find out my account number?
What is my Account Password?
What is the Encryption key?

Backup Details
Where is my data stored?
How do I select files to be backed up in "Backup View"?
How do I delete files from my backup set?

Uninstalling EZBackup.com?
How do I uninstall EZBackup.com's software?

Data Retrieval
How do I select Files for Retrieval?
Why can't I see an older version of a particular file or files?

Web Access to Files (IROAM)
How do I retrieve my files via the Web?
Why can't I see my most recent backup using IROAM web access?

Obtaining your backup on a CD-ROM
What's on a CD and how do I use it?
How do I order a CD of my backups?
What are the costs for CD-backups?

Account Cancellation
How do I cancel my EZBackup.com account(s)?
What happens to my stored backups if I cancel my account?
When is the last bill charged?


Firewall and Accessibility
How does EZBackup.com's agent communicate with the data center?
What protocals are used by EZBackup.com?
What are server subnets used by EZBackup.com?
What port numbers does EZBackup.com use?
Do I need to configure EZBackup.com to connect via a DNS address?
How do I configure EZBackup.com to work through a SOCKS proxy server?
How Do I configure EZBackup.com to work through non-SOCKS proxy servers?
How do I change the Ports and Firewall Settings within EZBackup.com's TLM Agent?



Free Trial And Account Setup

What are the limits on my free trial? [return to top]
The free trial period is 30 days from the date that you start your account. The free trial data limit is 250 MB. If at any time during your free trial period you exceed the data limitation on your account, the free trial period will automatically end. To continue your free trial, you must first deselect files from your backup set to bring your account back under the data size limit, or contact EZBackup.com to request a larger account.

What happens at the end of my free trial? [return to top]
At the end of your Free Trial, we automatically charge your credit card for the amount of your plan. If you do not wish to continue your free trial, contact us at billing@ezbackup.com . Please provide your Account Number and name on the credit card used to register the account. If we are unable to bill to your credit card, we will send an email to the address provided during registration. If we are unable to contact you, your account will be put on hold for 15 days pending receipt of billing information. If, after 15 days, we cannot you, your account will be cancelled, and backed up information will no longer be available.

What is the procedure for setting up a new account? [return to top]
The first time you run Ezbackup.com, it will walk you through setup of your backup account and connect via the internet to create your unique account number. Upon completion of this registration, you have the option to print out your account number. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT AND RETAIN THIS SHEET.

How do I re-install my existing EZBackup.com Account? [return to top]

  1. Go to our web site and download the Ezbackup.com Installation that you used to install your original account (i.e. "Personal", "SOHO", ", "Net30" etc.).
  2. When you run for the first time, select to "Reinstall an existing account".
  3. Enter your unique account number and encryption code to complete setup. From here, youíll be allowed to connect to the data center to restore files or backup sets to your local computer.

Connectivity

What types of connections are supported by Ezbackup.com? [return to top]
Ezbackup.com supports all types of internet connections: T1, DSL, Cable modem, Dial-Up, etc. When Ezbackup.com is installed, it automatically detects the type of internet connection and configures itself to use that connection. If you have a direct internet connection (Cable, DSL, T1 or network internet connection), Ezbackup.com will use this. If your machine uses Microsoft Dial-Up Networking, your default internet connection will be dialed automatically at your scheduled backup time. NOTE: **If youíre use AOL, Compuserve, Prodigy or an Internet-Service-Provider (ISP) that uses its own proprietary dialer, you must first connect to this provider before backup or retrieval of data.

What is the recommended internet connection for using Ezbackup.com? [return to top]
Ezbackup.com works with all internet connection types, however the speed of your connection determines how quickly backups and retrievals are performed.
**Your initial backup will take the longest time to complete, since it recreates your full data set on our servers. We recommend that this be done from a dedicated internet connection, and/or that you adhere to the following guidelines to speed your upload of data:

  1. Schedule your Upload for off-peak hours. The best time is early morning when traffic on our network and the internet is lowest.
  2. If necessary, break your initial backup into smaller chunks. For example, you could back up a some of your directories one night, then others the following evening until the initial upload of all data to Ezbackup.com is complete. Once the initial upload is complete, you can perform one complete nightly backup set.
  3. Donít run any additional applications (especially internet programs) while your backup is running. Programs such as web browsers or Instant Messaging will slow your upload.

Will Ezbackup.com work through my firewall? [return to top]
Yes. Ezbackup.com can be configured to operate through nearly all firewalls. In order for your computer to connect to Ezbackup.com, it must be able to send outbound TCP/IP packets to port 16384.

Billing and Payments

How does Ezbackup.com bill me? [return to top]
For most customers, Ezbackup.com accepts only credit cards for backup plans. We require a valid Visa, MasterCard or American Express upon installation of EZBackup.com. This card is charged 30-days from the start of your free trial, and monthly thereafter unless you contact EZBackup.com via telephone or internet. Customers with more than 25 individual backup accounts -who pass a credit check -can be billed via monthly invoice.

How do I make account changes such as closing my account or changing the billing credit card? [return to top]
You may make changes or close your account by calling EZBackup.com at (888) 312-0101. For verification purposes, please have your account number and credit card used to bill your account available when you call.

Who do I call if I have a billing problem? [return to top]
Billing inquiries can be addressed by Email: billing@ezbackup.com, or via telephone: (888) 312-0101. DO NOT list your credit card number in the email.

Account Numbers, Ids and Passwords

How do I find out my account number? [return to top]
Your account number is created automatically by Ezbackup.com when you first register your account. At the end of the registration, youíre prompted to print a copy of your account number and registration info. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT THIS AND SAVE IT IN A SAFE LOCATION (Preferably Off-site in case of emergency).

What is my Account Password? [return to top]
Your account password is set up upon registration of your Ezbackup.com account. This password is used to restore data from our vaults via the Backup Agent, or through our web site: www.ezbackup.com

To set (or change) your Ezbackup.com password from within the Backup Agent, go to "Options", "Security", "Change Account Password" and youíll be prompted to enter your old password and the password that you wish to change to. **Passwords must be a minimum of 6 characters

What is the Encryption key? [return to top]
The Encryption key is the unique string of numbers that Ezbackup.com uses to encrypt and decrypt your data for secure transmission via the internet. When attempting to retrieve your files from the internet, or recover an Ezbackup.com account, you will be required to provide this encryption key. This key must contain a minimum of 8 characters.

To obtain your Encryption key from within the Backup Agent, go to "Options", "Security", "Encryption Key". WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU WRITE DOWN YOUR ENCRYPTION KEY AND STORE IT OFF-SITE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY).

Backup Details

Where is my data stored? [return to top]
Your account is assigned to a mirrored pair of data centers that are geographically separate. Since the data centers are identical, you can backup to and restore from either of them. The software automatically connects for you. The redundancy of a mirrored pair increases the security of your stored data. Additionally, the data centers are themselves backed up. Further, this duplication permits maintenance to be performed without service interruption. An illustration of how data centers are organized can be seen in the backup software's Help file, under Contents | Welcome | Overview.

How do I select files to be backed up in "Backup View"? [return to top]
When you click the Backup View tab, your hard disk is scanned and a list of files needing backup is displayed. You can deselect files by clicking the box in front of a file name. This will remove the file from the list. To add files, change the display to show a directory tree that you can browse. The button for this is in the blue window on the left; click "Explore to pick files." To select/deselect, click the box in from of a file name. In some editions of the software, you will also be able to click on an entire folder to include/exclude everything in it.

How do I delete files from my backup set? [return to top]
File management is automatic. We maintain the following data retention settings on our Data Centers for all EZBackup.com customers. Files older than 10 versions or 90 days are deleted but your most recent version is always kept. Files that have been deleted from your system will be deleted from the data centers 90 days later. Files that you backed up then deselected from your backup set will be deleted after 30 days. Files of accounts that have been canceled are deleted 30 days after cancellation.

Data Retrieval

How do I select Files for Retrieval? [return to top]
Files are selected in Retrieve View the same as they are in Backup View, by clicking on the box in front of whatever you wish to include. You can review a list of your selections at any time by switching the display to show 'Files selected for retrieval.' The button for this is located in the blue pane to the left. To locate a specific file, use the Find feature. You can access Find by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of the screen or from the menu bar by clicking Operations | Find or with the key combination Ctrl+F.

Why can't I see an older version of a particular file or files? [return to top]
Retrieve View defaults to displaying the most recent version of your files. In order to see older versions, click Retrieve Options (bottom of the screen) and select the view that you want. A description of each of the options can be found by clicking the Help button. If you still don't see the file, set the display to 'Show all versions of all files' and then use the Find feature. You can access Find by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of the screen or from the menu bar by clicking Operations | Find or with the key combination Ctrl+F.

WEB ACCESS TO FILES (IROAM)

How do I retrieve my files via the Web? [return to top]
You can retrieve your backup files from any Windows computer. Use Microsoft Internet Explorer to go to: https://iroam.connected.com/iroam/ (or click here). To log in, enter your account number and your password. We recommended that you do not use your email address as your account ID for log-in to the IROAM service. To select files, click the box in front of the file(s) that you want to retrieve. When you have completed your selections, click "Prepare Selected Files for Download." After the file preparation is finished, you can add more selections or go directly to the Download Files tab. On the Download Files page, click 'Here' next to each file that you want to download. EXCEPTION: If the file is a graphic, when you click 'Here' the file will open. To download a graphic file, right-click 'Here' and choose "Save target as…” Note: be prepared with your account information before you go to the I-ROAM site. For directions, go to Account Information.

Why canít I see my most recent backup using IROAM web access? [return to top]
Retrieve View defaults to displaying the most recent version of your files. To see older versions, click Retrieve Options (bottom of the screen) and select the view that you want. A description of each of the options can be found by clicking the Help button.If you still don't see the file, set the display to 'Show all versions of all files' and then use the Find feature. You can access Find by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of the screen or from the menu bar by clicking Operations | Find or with the key combination Ctrl+F.

WEB ACCESS TO FILES (IROAM)

What's on a CD and how do I use it? [return to top]
When you order a CD of your backups, you will receive a copy of all files associated with your account number. We do not offer selected files or dates.

How do I order a CD of my backups? [return to top]
To request a CD backup of your data, visit the EZBackup.com web site and request via Email, or call (888) 312-0101. Do not send your credit card account number via email.

What are the costs for CD-backups? [return to top]
CD backups cost $24.95 for a 1 to 3 CD set. Additional CDs cost $ 19.95 each + Shipping and Handling. Costs for Shipping as follows:
Ground $4
2nd-Business Day Air $11
Next-Business Day Air $25

NOTE: It is not possible to selectively include specified files on a CD. A CD order includes all files stored for your account number. Prices are subject to change.

Account Cancellation

Account Cancellation [return to top]
To cancel your EZBackup.com account,send a request to cancel@ezbackup.com, cancel through the support page on our web site, or call (888) 312-0101. Please have the account number and credit card used on the account so we can verify your information prior to cancelling your account.

What happens to my stored backups if I cancel my account? [return to top]
EZBackup.com retains your data for 30 days after an account is cancelled, or payment is 30 days past due. At 30 days from cancellation of an account, all backup files for that account are deleted and will no longer be recoverable.

When is the last charge to my account? [return to top]
Upon cancellation of your account, no further charges are submitted to your credit card.

Uninstalling EZBackup

How do I uninstall EZBackup.comís software? [return to top]
To uninstall:
1) Confirm that the backup software is closed, including making sure the desktop monitor (at bottom right), is closed.
2) Go to Start | Programs | EZBackup | EzBackup (Remove Only). Say "OK". This will remove the Connected TLM backup software that EZBackup.com uses. (You may also remove by going to Start | Settings | Control Panels | Add/Remove Programs | Connected TLM (remove only) | Add/Remove.)
3) Contact EZBackup.com to remove your account from our server and prevent future billing. Accounts left "Active" on our server will be billed until client contacts us to remove the service.

Firewall and Accessibility

How Does EZBackup.comís agent communicate with the data center? [return to top]
The EZBackup.com agent communicates with the industry leader, Connected's Secure Operations Centers, using the standard TCP/IP protocol. Connections are initiated from the backup clients inside the firewall. Connections are NEVER initiated from the outside. The program can work with all types of firewalls, including packet-filtering, circuit-filtering, SOCKS-compliant Proxy or Mapped Proxy firewalls. For most firewalls, some configuration of the firewall by the firewall administrator is needed. If your network requires explicit connection to the firewall to initiate outgoing connections, the backup software must be configured for your firewall. The requirements for running the EZBackup.com service are consistent with security best-practices. They do not create an opening for incoming connections, and outgoing connections can be limited to specific ports at specific known IP addresses. As an added security measure, all data is DES-encrypted before leaving the user’s PC; it remains encrypted though transmission, and is stored encrypted at the Connected Secure Data Centers. The following additional information is useful to a firewall administrator for configuring a firewall to permit outgoing connections to the backup servers.

What protocals are used by EZBackup.com? [return to top]
TCP/IP is used. There is no use of UDP or ICMP.

What are the server subnets used by EZBackup.com? [return to top]
Each user's EZBackup.com agent connects to a primary and an alternate server in order to provide high availability. Currently, all servers reside in the subnet 12.159.133.0-63 (also expressed as 12.159.133.0/26) and in the subnet 140.239.229.0-63 (also expressed as 140.239.229.0/26). The EZBackup.com client must have access to both of these subnets. Should these addresses change, notice will be given to allow firewall changes, and the EZBackup.com client software can be automatically updated with the new addresses.

What port numbers does EZBackup.com use? [return to top]
All Connected servers listen for client requests on a well known port number: 16384. A Ezbackup.com client always establishes a TCP/IP session with port 16384 on the server.

Do I need to configure EZBackup.com to connect via a DNS address? [return to top]
The Ezbackup.com client connects to a server using the server's IP address, not its name. Therefore, name resolution and access to a name server are not required.

How do I configure EZBackup.com to work through a SOCKS proxy server? [return to top]
Ezbackup.com client can be configured to connect out through a SOCKS proxy server. The IP address (or the DNS) of the proxy server and the port number on which it listens for connections must be known in order to configure the backup software. SOCKS is designed to allow outgoing connections and responses back to those connections, but to prevent other incoming packets. This is consistent with Ezbackup.com. If your SOCKS proxy server has been set up with additional restrictions on outgoing connections, it is necessary to include Connected's subnets in the permitted destinations.When prompted by the Ezbackup.com setup program to select a Firewall option, select the, "Use SOCKS proxy firewall" radio button and enter your proxy server information. (Note: The default setting for SOCKS TCP Port is 1080).

How Do I configure EZBackup.com to work through non-SOCKS proxy servers? [return to top]
In order for the EZBackup.com client to be used with an application-based proxy firewall server, the firewall must be set to permit outbound TCP connections for a generic application. Mapped firewalls require a separate port on the firewall for each different destination address. The IP addresses that must be mapped will appear when you attempt to run the client software, or can be seen by selecting Options/Connection.../Firewall in the client software. The destination port number is always 16384. The firewall administrator may choose any available port numbers on the firewall. Finally, the EZBackup.com client must be configured with the IP address or the DNS of the firewall and the firewall port numbers that were chosen.

When prompted by the EZBackup.com client to select a Firewall option, select the, "Use proxy firewall server(s)" radio button. Then enter the firewall mapping that was configured on your firewall: Enter the IP Address or DNS of your firewall into the "Firewall IP address" field for both Secure Data Centers. Enter the port numbers chosen by the firewall administrator. The following is a summary of 'rules' that must be applied to the firewall software or hardware in order to enable EZBackup.com's client-server protocol. (All the rules are described from the 'firewall's point of view'). · Permit TCP/IP outbound to port 16384 to subnets 12.159.133.0-63 (12.159.133.0/26) and 140.239.229.0-63 (140.239.229.0/26) · If your firewall requires you to explicitly permit the response packets to come back, do so by permitting TCP/IP inbound to ports 1024-5000 from the subnets listed above, for an already-established connection. It is NOT necessary to permit a connection originating from outside the firewall. · We do not use UDP or ICMP

How do I change the ports and firewall settings within the EZBackup.com's TLM Agent? [return to top]
When the client software is installed, it permits the user to specify the firewall address and ports to be used. The firewall settings in the software can be changed at any time by selecting the Options/Connection... menu choice.

 

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