Take a moment to think about everything that is saved on your computer. Your computer is full of files like music, important documents, and countless, irreplaceable photos. Realistically, you could have a few years of files stored on your computer. When was the last time you preformed a data backup? Or better yet, have you ever backed up any of your data?
Your Computer Is Vulnerable
You may think that a disaster will never strike, but chances are that something will happen. There are several different ways you can lose your data. Your computer can crash, your hard drive can fail, a virus can corrupt your files and even disable your computer. Even we can do things to lose data! Have you ever accidentally deleted a file? What about spilling something on your computer? Have you ever almost dropped your laptop? In a blink of the eye, your files could be gone or inaccessible forever.
While it’s possible to recover some lost or damaged files, that’s not always a guaranteed fix. Sometimes, the amount of time and money you’d spend trying to retrieve everything isn’t worth it. The best solution is to perform a data backup on a regular basis. If you frequently backup your data, you can ensure that you will have the most up-to-date copies of your files. While your computer has a backup system in place, it’s best to store your backup data elsewhere.
Having your backup data saved in a different location keeps it safe in case anything goes wrong with your computer. You can easily store your backup data on hardware like CDs, DVDs, or flash drives. However, these storage options are smaller, and may not be able to hold everything you need to save. If that’s the case, you could also use an external hard drive.
The safest, and most effective data backup method is copying your files to an online, cloud-based server. Files stored on an online server are safe, and unaffected by potential computer damage. If something happens to your computer, you can still access your files from a computer with an internet connection. This means that your files can quickly and easily be restored to your computer.
A data backup is one of the most important, yet overlooked computer tasks. Rather than sitting around, hoping nothing happens to your computer, why not prevent a tragedy. Copying your files now will save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the future. If you don’t know where to start or how to back up your files, give us a call!