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The Importance of Backup


Everyone knows how important their data is. Whether it is business or personal, it’s a person’s worst nightmare to have their data permanently erased. From critical professional data to all of your family memories, we need to know that our data is protected. If your drive fails, you have a very limited amount of time to recover that data. Once it is lost, it can cost thousands to recover, or it could be lost forever.

There are numerous ways to secure your system. From external hard drives to cloud backup and online backup services.

MS Windows 7 has an excellent ‘backup and restore’ function that can be used to back up our data, libraries and even a full system image to an external USB drive. This was such a successful technique that it’s still supported in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 today. Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 also have a system called ‘File History’. This is a clever method of maintaining previous version of documents we have been working on as well as providing a backup solution.

Then there’s cloud backup. Dropbox, OneDrive and iCloud all allow you to sync your data to a host of online servers for the purpose of cloud backup. They offer the distinct advantage of giving users access to their data from a number of platforms and devices. And once the data is synced, it stays safe. A similar solution is professional online backup. This usually gives you a data allowance and provides backup of servers and business machines to mirrored servers around NZ.

So whether you’re a business, working professional, or home computer user – Let’s get that data backed up! You’ll be better off for it, and you’ll know your data is safe. If you’d like assistance – Just give me a call.