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Don’t Lose All Your Data! Find Out the Safest Ways to Backup those Important Files

Posted on June 30, 2013 by admin There have been 0 comments

Every day, we save vast amounts of digital content—photos, videos, music, and documents— on our computers, all of which is just a hard drive crash away from complete loss. You could also be the victim of a theft, fire or flood, or you may just delete data unintentionally.

At times like these, having a secure, up-to-date backup of your hard drive can be a lifesaver. Anyone who has ever lost files, folders or even entire drives full of personal data will tell you that having up-to-date copies in reserve is invaluable. Backing up data is vital for businesses; lost information can cause a major crisis or worse, lead to business failure. Individuals who don't backup computer data run the same risk.

At Paykobo.com, we are committed to ensuring that you not only purchase the best computer for your needs, but that you use it to its full capacity without worrying about loss of your important files.

Here are some steps to take to adequately backup your data:

Determine which files you want to backup
When you're backing up your files, there's no reason to make a backup of every single thing on your hard drive. You'll want to back up data that's critical to what you're doing, such as your customer lists, financial data, manuscript, project and so on.

Choose A Back Up Medium
There are various options available:
Hard Drive:

Hard drives are one of the cheapest choices for backing up your data, and unsurprisingly, they're a popular choice. Portable external hard drives include a cable which you can plug into your computer's USB port but have the storage capacity of a computer's internal hard drive. They are convenient for backing up large amounts of data on a regular basis; many come pre-installed with data backup software.

DVDs or Flash Drive:

DVDs are a cheap method of backing up data, while flash drives, such as USB sticks, are useful for backing up your most critical files and transferring them between computers. They are however, temporary choices and do not often have large storage space like the hard drives.

Online Backup: An online backup service offers the advantage of securely storing your files at off-site server locations. This way, your data stays intact and is available even if your local disks are stolen or your premises are hit by damage. It is also known as Cloud Storage. Some of the best-known cloud storage services are Dropbox, GoogleDrive and Microsoft SkyDrive. They offer a secure online alternative to backing up data to a hard drive.

Back Up to a Local Source: The Backup and Restore application built into Windows 7 or Vista is a perfectly acceptable choice, and will handle most backups with ease. There are plenty of other choices for Windows, and all of them do the job.

Your Best Backup Strategy: Combine!
When backing up your data, your best bet is to combine a number of different storage methods. This would ensure that you don’t lose all your data in case two of such back up methods fail.
Also, when backing up your data to an external drive, another PC, or anywhere else, make sure you don't delete the data from the primary PC. It is also advisable to use an Online Backup for important files such as photos. Dropbox or Mozy are good options.

To be effective, data backups must be performed regularly. You can back up data manually or set up an automatic backup schedule with a backup utility program to back up data on a daily or weekly basis.
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This post was posted in Business and was tagged with Flash Drive, External Hard Drive, DVD, Backup, Dropbox, Cloud Storage

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