Run a Data Backup Regularly
There are a lot of misconceptions about performing a computer data backup. What can be backed up, what can be restored, and how this can be automated.
Companies with large corporate networks know the importance of protecting their data and follow a standard operating procedure to regularly back up their important data as part of their Disaster Recovery Plan.
As for home users, one survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC. For these 66%, I want to teach you how to prepare for the time when you might temporarily lose data due to file corruption, accidental deletion, malware, and bad hardware.
Whether you choose to back up your data manually or automatically, offline on a USB Drive or online in the cloud, knowing your data is backed-up will take the worry out of an unexpected computer failure.
With the declining cost of PCs and the ever growing popularity of Cloud Computing, the focus on the PC isn’t quite as important as it once was and people are beginning to see them as an expendable tool that can be easily replaced. Now the focus is on finding solutions for extending the life of your data so it outlives your old computer, so it can be resurrected onto your new computer. There are many ways to do this with Flash Drives, USB Hard Drives, Optical Media, Backup Partitions, and Network Attached Storage for onsite storage. There are also several companies that provide Off-site storage with what is commonly known as an Online Backup Service or Cloud Storage.
ComputerAfterCare can show you your options and some tips for using some of the different methods for backing up your data below: