Peeps’ End-of-Year Maintenance for Consignment Stores

As I go through each of our clients’ systems and perform end-of-year checkups, maintenance, and backups, I wanted to document some of the things we do.

For clients utilizing Peeps’ Support & System Monitoring services, regardless of consignment software and in addition to our automatic end-of-year backups, I manually create a dedicated yearly\2017 folder on their external backup drive:

We also include, at no additional charge, off-site backups via Backblaze:

In addition to The Computer Peeps’ custom written suite of consignment software database backups + file-level backups…

We also include Macrium Reflect at no additional charge.  This provides a complete system backup each night, keeping a minimum of 15 days’ worth of backups, so any file, or even the entire system can be recovered in one-click:

And even though we have multiple, automatic disk health monitors with alerts in-place, we manually test our clients’ hard drives + alert them to any aging issues — i.e. if systems are over 3-4 years old:

We also alert our clients to any battery backups that have been in service for over 3 years:

Our goal being, to keep storeowners’ systems up and running 100% of the time and to be able to instantly recover any file, or the entire system itself.

We are the only service provider that guarantees your data is backed-up and guarantees your systems are secure and free from infection.

We’ve been managing and maintaining systems for consignment and resale stores for nearly a decade and working with consignment stores for nearly 15 years.  We do this not only because we are paid to do so, or because our reputation is at stake — we do this because we take great pride in knowing our clients — fellow business owners — are able to run their businesses successfully and free from worry @ backups, security, PCI compliance, and up-time.

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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