What is Backup?
Backup is the ability to copy all files from your computer into a separate location, so that they will be safe in case of any problems. This is one of the most important, yet also one of the most neglected areas of computing. Backing up your data should be at the top of your computer maintenance list. Without data backup you are running the risk of losing your data. And it will happen, don’t think that you don’t have to worry about it.
What would I backup?
With more and more information being held electronically, it is likely that you have photos, music, personal banking information, letters, and all sorts on the computer. What would happen if you lost your photos? Could you get retake them? Unlikely….. So why take the risk of losing them? If you are running any kind of business on the computer, what would happen if you lost the information on your clients? Or your financial records? It really doesn’t bear thinking about, does it??
So you really do need to backup your computer. The only question that then follows is….. How?
There are 3 generic option
1) CD, DVD or memory stick
2) External hard drive
3) Remote backup
Backup – Why it can’t wait until Tomorrow
It is one of those jobs that is always put off. We can give lots of names of people who have put off doing their backups, and then the computer has failed. Help. Please can you try to recover our data??Sometimes we can. Many times we have got most of the data back. But not always. And the cost of retrieval can be significant. Why wait for a problem? Don’t put it off. Arrange for your Backup NOW. Please. We really are disappointed when we have to try to recover data off a failed disk or computer.