The initial backup will take the longest amount of time as all selected data is being backed up for the first time. The amount of time it takes is dependent on the amount of data you’re backing up, your Internet connection speed and whether your data can be compressed, as well as your system performance. For larger initial backup needs GPmicro will work with you to provide you with an external hard-drive that your data is transferred to. Once the drive is returned to us, we will upload the data onto our servers thus reducing the initial backup time window dramatically.