How to Backup Your Computer
Why Backup Your Computer?
Before we discuss how to backup your computer, it is vital that anyone who uses a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other device capable of storing digital information understand why you should be doing it.
Threats to your private information:
- Hackers and thieves
- Malware and viruses
- Natural disasters and power surges
- Every day accidents and mishaps
These are the most common reasons that having a backup for your documents, photos, music, and videos is extremely important. Often times, even when a device offers some protection against data loss, those backup files are stored on the same device as the original copies. Therefore, if your personal device is compromised, then all of your files, originals and backups, could be at risk. In the modern, technologically advanced world a solid plan for backing up this information is indispensable.
The first thing to do is to identify what options are available to you for storing your personal files in more than one secure location.
- USB drive
- CDs or DVDs
- External hard drive
- Cloud and online based data service
The next decision to make is whether you want to backup your information manually or automatically. Manually requires you to remember when was the last time you backed up your files and remember when to repeat it. This method can be a good option if you are working on a device that you don’t own or don’t use on a regular basis. However, manually saving files can be labor and time intensive, not to mention, leaves room for human error. To manage the space available, the user needs to constantly delete or rename old files.
Choosing an automated method, which is what we highly recommend, schedules your backup and makes sure the task gets done. Once you set the parameters for executing the save function, it becomes a hands-free, hassle-free process.
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