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The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Data BackupAccidents happen and they always seem to happen at the worst of times. It always seems like your computer crashes or you get a terrible computer virus right before a big presentation. For some people, this can cause a big problem. However, if you make a point to back up your work to an external source on a regular basis, you will still have access to that project and be able to carry on like normal. We’re here to pass on some different ways to back up your drive. Pick one or pick a few!

  • External Hard Drive – Copying your files and putting them on an external hard drive gives you a mobile way to keep your files safe. This is one of the most common types of file backup used. It does have a few drawbacks, though. External hard drives can be infected, just like a regular hard drive, and they are not disaster proof.
  • Online Backups – There are quite a few companies on the web that allow you to put your files in a cloud type of backup. You can access them from anywhere that has an Internet connection. Generally these are free, though if you go over a certain amount of space, they may begin to charge. Online backups are safer than external hard drives.
  • Discs/CDs – Discs are one of the least expensive ways to back up your work, though they’re not one of the safest. Discs can easily be scratched or broken. For short term, though, these are a good solution.

These are some of the most common ways to back your important files up. You want to back up your files at least once a week, but more often if you have very important files that you want to avoid losing or becoming corrupted. Backing your work up even in two or three different ways can be very beneficial to you in the long run.

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