World Backup Day

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Did you know that World Backup day is fast approaching?  It is on Thurday 31st March.

Don’t be an April Fool.  ensure your files are all backed up!

WHAT IS A BACKUP?

A data back up is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.

Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer, like the vast majority of users do), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

ALRIGHT, I GET IT

BUT WHY SHOULD YOU BACKUP?

Losing your files is far more common than you’d think.

Have you ever lost your phone, camera or tablet? That counts. Your stuff could have been saved with a backup.

One small accident or failure could destroy all the important stuff you care about.

  • 30% of people have never backed up
  • 113 phones lost or stolen every minute
  • 29% of disasters are caused by accident
  • 1 in 10 computers infected with viruses each month

SO HOW SHOULD YOU BACKUP?

Most people backup their files in a couple of different ways.one of two ways: to an external drive, or somewhere on the Internet.

1: External Hard Drive

2:  USB Pen (flash drive)

3:  On the same hard drive, as where the data came from!

4: Cloud based (Online backup)

5: CD/DVD

It’s really easy, and you only need to set it up once!

BACKING UP TO A USB DRIVE / External Hard Drive

You’ll need an external hard drive for this, preferably one that holds more than your computer can.

The good news is, they’re cheap!

BACKING UP ONLINE

A simple way to start saving your files to the internet is by using OneDriveDropboxGoogle Drive, or even Amazon Cloud Drive to backup the most important things you’re working on right now.

These “online drives” usually don’t have too much space for you to backup your critical data. However, this is great for students and business people who need to keep their most important documents safe.

Or you can allow Cumbria Computer Repairs Computers to manage your entire backup for you.  Leaving you safe in the knowledge that all of your critical data, will be safe, secure, and more importantly know your backup’s will be done automatically for you!.  Contact us for more information.