Backups Full vs Backups Lite

At Time Traveler, we focus on doing one thing — comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery — and doing it extremely well.

Most of our clients are running substantial businesses with mission critical data, much of it privacy-sensitive, and they rely heavily on the full services of Time Traveler Backups’ full version. However, on occasion we meet customers who want a scaled back version of our service that offers similar protection on a much smaller scale. For them, we offer Time Traveler Backups Lite.


Full vs Lite Feature Comparison

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Full system image backups
Disaster recovery with bare metal recovery
Daily monitoring of backups and uploading to cloud storage
Telephone assistance when restore required
Daily archived backups
Restore any of machine/volume/folder/file
Backup frequency (hourly)
Onsite local backup/restore to/from NAS server and to cloud
Block level deduplication
Native MS SQL backups
Native MySQL/Oracle backups
Native Exchange backups
Native SharePoint backups
Exclude files/folders from backups
Remote management
Simple GUI for file/folder restores
Apple Mac backup support
Microsoft 365 backup support
Continuous recovery to Hyper-V virtual machine on another server (i.e. warm standby)
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minimum 365 days of backups

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90 days of backups

Once per day
Cloud only

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Full vs Lite FAQ’s

Who is Time Traveler Lite for?

Time Traveler Lite Backups is often a good fit for smaller offices, home offices, laptop users, and even individuals that want a full system backup and disaster recovery.

Is there an external hard drive?

Time Traveler Lite Backups backs up to the cloud only, which makes it great for laptops. However, many of our clients prefer the security of knowing their backups are not reliant upon an internet connection, and choose Time Traveler Backups Full instead.

I'm small. Is there any reason why I wouldn't choose the Lite version?

Because Time Traveler Backups Lite is a cloud-only backup solution, the size of your data and the speed of your Internet connection(s) must be considered when determining if this product is a good fit for you. We are more than happy to help you decide which version is right for you.

How much is Time Traveler Backups Lite?

Time Traveler Backups Lite begins as low as US $29.00/month (12-month contract) for a Workstation with 250GB of cloud storage. A full Server with up to 250GB of cloud storage is US $95.00/month.

How much is Time Traveler Backups Full?

Time Traveler Backups Full charges customers a monthly subscription fee that includes everything you need to protect your business. We provide all hardware, all software, and all the services associated with implementing our solution, monitoring and testing your backups, and assisting you in the event of a disaster. There is nothing to purchase and no hidden costs associated with our service. Our prices are based principally on the number of machines (servers, workstations, or both) that we back up and the total amount of data stored on those machines. Because each system is customized to the client, the monthly subscription fee varies. Fees begin at US $150.00/month.

Can I mix and match Full and Lite?

Yes, you can mix Time Traveler Backups Full and Lite. For example, you may want to have Full for your server(s) and mission critical workstations, but want Lite for non-essential workstations and/or laptops. Clients that have a server under our Full backup subscription can add Lite workstations/laptops for as low as $14.00/month.


What People Are Saying

  • We recently needed to move the entire contents of a satellite office’s server to a different machine in our main office. Time Traveler Backups took a complete backup and restored it to a spare workstation in a matter of hours. It was great to be able to see what would happen in the event of an actual server failure and backup. I was impressed!

    Dr. Massey Willingham, Trussville Pediatric Dentistry

  • When I was told that our server had been attacked and infected by the CryptoWall ransomware, I can honestly say that we didn’t panic or ever consider paying the ransom. I knew our Time Traveler Backups backup and disaster recovery system protected us against such attacks and we could easily recover anything that we needed from our backup images.

    David Jones, Hollyhock Leadership Centre

  • I recently upgraded my workstation to Windows 10 and after a couple of days regretted that decision because my machine ran so slow that it was unusable. I tried the Windows 10 uninstall and now I know it doesn’t work. Fortunately I backup my machine with Time Traveler. I knew that since there was no way to uninstall the Windows 10 upgrade, my only choice was to do a restore from my Time Traveler backup images and take my machine back to Windows 7 Professional. With the help of Time Traveler, we booted my machine with the recovery CD-ROM and restored my entire machine from a backup that was taken 4 days earlier (and back to Windows 7 Professional). I was back in business in 2 hours. If I had not been using the Time Traveler backup and disaster recovery service, recovering from this misadventure would have taken me weeks and I don’t know if I could have ever gotten the machine back to its exact configuration. I will continue to invest in Time Traveler as long as I am computing.

    Bob Schwoeffermann, Ledgerwood Associates

  • We recently purchased a new high-end server for our office. Once it was up and running we realized that it was not configured correctly and the performance was actually worse than the 5+ year old server we were replacing. Time Traveler diagnosed the problem, backed up the entire system, worked with our hardware vendor to fix the issue, and restored the entire system over a long weekend. Time Traveler stepped in and got us out of a difficult situation and did it with zero downtime on their end throughout the entire process. Their attention to detail and accessibility during the transition was exactly what we needed for such a delicate situation and they proved to be a vital part of getting our very busy practice running efficiently.

    Blair B. Bennett, Children's Dentistry of Central Alabama

  • As always, thanks for looking out for us. This level of proactive service is what I absolutely love about y'all... Finding the problems before they’re a problem and having the solution ready. Awesome stuff. I really can’t say enough good things about the service you provide. Thanks again.

    Dr. Ben Contratto, DMD

  • After a recent software upgrade we found that our server would no longer boot. Time Traveler Backups was able to connect remotely, restore a backup image (that was made just prior to the upgrade), and all this was completed at around 9:30pm. This allowed us to open the office the next morning without downtime or additional stress. I’ve always known that computer backups were important, but now I fully understand that it is the help during the restore and the commitment to stay on the job until things are running again that makes Time Traveler Backups different.

    Dr. Zackary Jones, Mt Cheaha Dental

  • I cannot thank Time Traveler Backups enough for the service they continue to provide us. Anytime we ever have a question it is answered immediately. We especially appreciate them when we upgraded Dentrix recently and had a corrupt file, within the hour we were restored and running seamlessly with no problems whatsoever thanks to them. We have been customers for years and will always recommend them. The service they provide is top notch and customer service cannot not be matched.

    We will never have to worry about our back up service thanks to Larry and Buddy!

    Dr. Kevin Alexander, DDS, Alexander Dentistry

  • My company has used Larry and Time Traveler for over 15 years. We have experienced ransomware attacks and each time, Larry and his team have us back up and running with in 24 hours or less, without EVER paying a ransom! We highly recommend Larry and Time Traveler Backups!

    Tom Mayfield, President, M3 Resources

  • Harvest Select Catfish has used Time Traveler Backups since 2006. We have had many times that Larry came to our rescue to retrieve our data and allow us little or no down time. No down time in our processing environment is vital for our farms, plants and customers. We appreciate Time Traveler Backups.

    Randy Rhodes, President, Harvest Select Catfish and Steel Steel City Seafoods

  • I’ve seen Larry work miracles!

    Stan Tumlin, President, Computer Business Applications

  • Within a matter of a few weeks after we moved to Time Traveler at Longevity Quest and at Petra Life Services to handle our backup and recovery, we had a system failure that Larry was able to recover within a very short period of time, saving us a lot of time and trouble. We have not yet had a ransomware attack, but we rest easy that we are ready if they come. At my age sleeping well at night is important. Thanks, Larry!

    Steve Briggs, CEO, Longevity Quest and Petra Life Services

  • Restore was great! I messed up an Excel file yesterday so I restored it from backup. From start to finish, it took 90 seconds. The Backup Manager is so easy to use. Most Backup/Restore software I’ve seen over the years is confusing, jargon-laden and makes me nervous that I’m about to overwrite the whole drive, not just a single file. Yours is easy to understand and REALLY fast!!

    Bruce Gardner, Owner, Arx Business Solutions

  • I’m glad we have a partnership with you and Time Traveler Backups. You do a great job for us at the Alabama Dental Association and for our members who avail themselves of the company’s excellent services.

    Dr. Zach Studstill, Executive Director, Alabama Dental Association

  • We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Time Traveler Backups.  Computer backup and disaster recovery is extremely important to our membership because it provides the protection that is required to keep their offices running and assists in fulfilling the HIPAA requirements for protection of patient data.

    Shannon Coker, Executive Director of Mississippi Dental Association

  • We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Time Traveler Backups. Computer backup and disaster recovery is extremely important to our membership because it provides the protection that is required to keep their offices running and assists in fulfilling the HIPAA requirements for protection of patient data. With Louisiana being a coastal state, our members need this service.

    Annette Droddy, CEO of Louisiana Dental Services and Executive Director of the Louisiana Dental Association

  • We were trying to free up space on our server and deleted a number of files/folders by accident.

    Time Traveler Backups was able to restore everything we needed from a backup that was approximately 70 days back in time.  Thank you so much for your help on this! We appreciate you.

    Maribeth Hawks, CS Beatty Construction

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P. O. Box 71102
Tuscaloosa, AL 35407

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