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BackupNOW™ Automatic VHD Backup


When your livelihood depends on your CNC, Northwood is there.  BackupNOW™ is the best backup of your CNC - tool settings, machine settings, user settings, program settings and more.  It is AUTOMATIC and COMPLETE; and, BackupNOW™ is incremental, real-time protection, both LOCALLY and in the CLOUD.  BackupNOW™ includes all hardware, software, restoration phone support, and 250 GB of online storage. Don’t leave your future to chance - BackupNOW works behind-the-scenes to get you back up and running in as little as an hour!



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BackupNOW™ Detailed specifications

  • VHD images (a digital snapshot of the entire drive) are saved onto a USB drive in the computer (up to 115GB)

  • VHD images up to 250GB are ALSO saved onto a Northwood Amazon S3 Server, referred to as the “Cloud” (Additional online storage can be purchased)

  • After the first image, new images are incremental (only stores the changes from the last image), making backups very small and fast

  • All images are compressed with the zlib compression algorithm for maximum reliabilityFile backups are also available, which back up entire folders and keep them sync'd with our web service

  • This does *not* sync the folders between multiple computers, it just makes a backup of those folders on that one computer

  • These backups are stored in the Amazon S3 cloud as well.

  • Northwood’s Amazon S3s Server is designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects.  This means you can depend on it.

  • The cloud is there, even when something catastrophic happens to your shop (fire, lightning strike, sabotage…)

  • The local backups not only offer redundancy, but they are FAST - Once the new hard drive is installed, you're back up and running in as little as an hour.


Northwood Live


  • Keep track of the operator of your machine.  See their daily progress.
  • See how many Square Feet and Linear Feet your machine has cut.  
  • Compare your machines to each other to see which one is running more efficiently.
  • Take charge of your maintenance task and keep your machine running.
  • Use BackupNOW to make sure that your machine is backed up in case of machine failure.
  • Receive Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and/or Annual email notifications with updates on your machine.
  • See how much usage you are getting out of each Tool including Saw and Water Jet
  • View Alarms received on the Machine
  • Get help with general problems