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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:

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

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

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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:

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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:

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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've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 15 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale storeo-wners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 400 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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