Automate the process
Confirm backups work
Keep some old backups
Update backups frequently
Protect your backups
Spread your backups
| The Bad News
Every single computer and hard drive will eventually die or become
corrupted. Important files and data stored on them may be lost forever
without any hope of salvation. Just imagine, never being able to access all your
valuable files again, such as your emails, photos, important documents,
software, ebooks, music, financial records, database files, etc...
Computing without a backup is like skydiving without a parachute. You are destined for disaster! Every
fleeting second your data is free-falling towards digital doom! Your data may be
wiped into oblivion by an infinite variety of evils, such as: hard disk failure, a lightning strike, a leaking roof, a short circuit, theft, fire, accidental deletion, hackers, a computer virus, etc...
We may not know how or when disaster will strike, but we can be sure of
one thing, disaster will strike!
The price of losing data can be very high! For a business, the time
and cost of recreating lost data, combined with the cost of system downtime
can be too much. Many
businesses never recover from losing their data in a disaster.
The Good News
Digital salvation for your data is available! Whether you are a home computer user, or use computers
for business, there is only one thing that can save you from digital doom
and gloom, and
that is having a backup! When disaster strikes, and you have recent backup
copy of your data, all you need to do is restore the lost data from the
backup, and you can continue computing as if nothing ever happened!
Some backup software can even backup an entire hard drive including the
operating system, such as Windows Vista ™, Windows XP ™, etc. So when the
computer fails, nothing needs to be reinstalled. You can restore the
computer at any time to they way it was when the backup "image" of
the hard drive was made.
So, with the right backup software, and know-how, you can easily backup your
precious data! This website is here to help you on that journey with
articles, and reviews on various backup solutions. But fear not! For even
though your information may be priceless, having backup has become cheaper
and easier than ever before! In many cases a free backup solution may even
suit your requirements!
Modern technology offers backup solutions that are so automated that they
require little or no ongoing attention to stay up to date, so once it is activated, you
don't have to worry about it again!
The destiny of your data is in your hands!
Today is the day of digital salvation! Tomorrow may be too late to make a
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Best Backup Software for Windows PC?
When it comes to backup software there are hundreds of products to choose
from. (As you will see if you visit the
backup software links
However, if you are looking for backup software for personal or small business
use, you can refine the selection down to just a handful with a few simple
criterion: read the rest of this article »
Backup with Mac OS X, Leopard
The latest version of Mac OS X, known as "Leopard", comes with a backup
application called "Time Machine", which makes creating and storing backups
The "Time Machine" utility allows users to browse through virtual time, and see what
there computer files looked in the past, and find any lost or corrupted files.
"Time Machine" can create backups on to any connected HFS+ formatted FireWire or
USB drive. It can also backup to another Mac running Leopard.
read the rest of this article »
HP Pocket Media Drive for Backup?
HP have released the "HP Pocket Media Drive". Basically a storage
device which comes with storage, and backup software.
It comes in 3 sizes, 80gb, 120gb, and 160gb. The product is aimed at the home
user, or business person who stores a lot of files, such as music, photos, and
videos. The main benefit is the size and portability.
read the rest of this article »
Thieves can take your on-site backup
Movie producer and writer Francis Ford Coppola (famous for films such as the
Godfather trilogy) fell victim of theft. He lost computers and his backup
device. The value of those was relatively small compared to the data stored on
apparently lost files created over a span of 15 years, including writings and
photographs. He has made a public appeal to the thieves to return the backup
device. read the rest of this article »
Article about backup software
What is backup software?
Backup software is any kind of program that automates or helps the process of
creating secondary copies of data, so that the
data wont be lost even if the original data source is lost or corrupted.
Why is backup software necessary?
All computers and hard disks will eventually fail. Most people are aware of this
fact, and almost everybody knows they
should backup their important files. But the truth is most people do not create
backups, and those that do only create them irregularly! Why is it so?
One of the main reasons is because creating backups manually is
tedious, and time consuming. Good backup software solves that problem, because
it automates the backup process. Also, backup software products offer features
that would be impossible to achieve manually, for example creating complete copy
of the hard disk. read the rest of this article »
BASICS OF BACKUP
Important things to know about backup
What is a Backup?
A backup is a copy of any kind of data, created as a replacement for situations
when the original is lost or corrupted due to things like: hard disk failure,
accidental deletion, theft, flood, virus infection, etc.
The Need for Backup
If your data is of any value to you, you should back it up. Just as you would
insure a car, if it were of value to you. A common reason people don't backup,
is they think disaster won't happen to them, the truth is every single computer
and hard drive will eventually die or become corrupted. It is only a matter of
When to Backup
The time to backup is now, not tomorrow. Most of us
wouldn't feel safe driving around in an expensive car without having insurance, nor
would we want to
leave it parked in an unsafe neighbourhood. But the fact is, many of us compute
daily with priceless data stored on our computer, without any backup plan if
our computer crashes.
You can't get car insurance after
you have crashed a car. Neither can you backup your data once it has been lost!
You should protect your data from disasters and mishaps now, before it is too
An especially good time to backup your data is when you are about to delete,
install, or uninstall something that may affect your computer system. read the rest of this article »