The Importance Of Backing Up Your Computer
A computer backup will help ensure you are protecting things such as priceless memorable pictures and essential legal or information documents.
With the proper backup you can rest easy, knowing your are protected from computer hard drive failure, Malware (viruses or spyware), computer harm from a fire or another disaster or from computer theft.
The Important Elements of Backup
1. Do A Simple Backup Now!
Do you have a USB key or a portable hard-drive? Simply, just take it and copy over your important files (ie excel, word, image files, etc). Usually these files are no more than 1GB or so. And these days most of these simple devices come with a fairly large memory. If you don’t have one you can pick one up at any computer or office store.
Also unfortunately for a strange reason, programs decide to place files in various places that often don’t make sense. Take a look around your computer and find these additional files if you can.
2. Do A Full Computer Backup
Every computer should have this bullet proof backup system, this gives your computer super powers. What is done is cloning the entire hard drive (with daily automatic backups). So if you computer every fails, all that is needed to be done is switching the hard drive and “voila” your computer is ready to go.
3. Backup Often
It is very important to automate the backup process. The more often you backup (with rotating destination) the better.
4. Move Your Backup To Another Location
In case of an event like a theft or fire, you want the rotating Backup to moved to a different location. This is an essential step.
Different files should be backed up at different times to different devices. Also, your entire computer drive should be cloned on two device.
5. Don’t Forget To Check Your Backup
Often verify your Backup to see that it is still working and backing up what it should. Even test retrieving from Backup.
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