How many times have you heard a computer expert insisting on the need to back up user data? Probably a couple of times, right? But have you ever wondered why is it so important to back up your computer?
Here is a simple explanation to why we must always backup our work:
We live in a digital-age. Electronics have become an integral part of our lives. We rely so much on our electronics goods and computers that we don’t even bother to think about their reliability.
No electronic item can provide 100% reliability.
Now, as we store a huge chunk of our work on computers, it is becomes immensely important for us to have some data backup strategies in place, because your computer will someday, fail to work.
Not many think that far and those who do are too lazy to take regular backups of their computers. But trust me, this trouble that you will go through for taking data backups will bear fruit one day and you’ll be glad that you listened to our advice.
How’s Your New Year Resolution Going On?
Whether or not you are taking efforts towards achieving what you aimed for at the onset of the year 2015, it is time to take another vow.
You should have ideally vowed to take regular data backups long time back, but it’s better late than never. It is 2015, and the use of gadgets is increasing at a very rapid pace. This also means that the data is being generated at a much faster rate than ever.
That’s why it is time to add another thing to the list of your 2015 resolutions- Taking regular data backups.
Best Approaches To Back Up Your Computer & Precious Data
While there are many ways by which one can take data backups of one’s computer, we are listing out some of the best and most popular ways to back up a computer:
Store Backups On External Hard Drive- This is by far, the easiest and quickest way to backup and restore a computer. There are many software available for storing backups on an external storage media but the simplest method is to manually copy all files to the removable hard drive and store it at a safe place away from your computer. Also remember to replace the old backup stored on this hard drive with the latest backup regularly.
Save Important Documents On A USB Thumb Drive- This is another very easy-to-use method. But as thumb drives are much more expensive than traditional hard drives, it is advised to backup only the important documents and files to a thumb drive.
We would advise you to make 3-4 such thumb drives containing critical files and share them with the select few and trusted people. This will ensure that the work isn’t hampered in case of a data loss on a primary computer and loss of the only backup thumb drive.
Back Up Full System To Cloud-Cloud technology may not be able to provide fast backup and restore functionality in most cases, especially in the areas with slow internet but it is the most reliable and best way to back up your files.
Unlike data stored on hard drives and USB thumb drives, you never lose your data saved to the cloud. Cloud backup technology also let you access your files 24×7 no matter where you are, provided you are connected to the internet.
Data encryption is an integral part of cloud backup technology which secures your data from spies and intelligence agencies.
Another key advantage that cloud backup technology provides over traditional backup method is its affordable cost. SafeCopy Backup offers cloud backup plans starting at $50 per year for 200 GB space. You will be pleased to know that we don’t place any restriction on the number of computers and external storage devices that you can backup using a single SafeCopy Backup account. This allows to use your cloud backup account to its fullest potential.
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