Backup your Data
If you have important data –especially companies, then you MUST have more than one copy of that data.
Computer hard disks store your information magnetically and if that process is damaged, or the disk suffers electrical or physical damage then your data could be lost.
I see cases every week where the client’s hard disk is not working. In some cases the disk has to be sent to a lab to rebuild the disk to retrieve the data and this can cost 500€ or more.
A simple backup system that is automatically activated at a day and time of your choosing can prevent this kind of loss which may be devastating.
Different operating systems have different ways of dealing with backups but being in control of such measures will ensure peace of mind.
A true backup is not just copying your documents to another disk, it should be of the ‘image’ type of backup where the whole disk can be backed up in 20 minutes or so. This can be incremental where newer files are backed up to an existing backup. That way you can go back to a backup and retrieve for a given day.
Cloud backup which involves copying your files to a web based storage space can be good but this will severely impinge on your bandwidth so if your internet speed is not good then forget this type of backup, and use external storage where you have the backups on hand.
Restoring a backup can be done quickly and get you back to where you before the problem arose even to a new hard drive.
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