Monday, April 13, 2009

Haja Peer Mohamed H

Five Reasons To Backup Your Data

Storing your entire digital life on a PC or laptop has never been easier. However, keeping your treasured memories, digital entertainment, and crucial documents in one place also means you’re in constant danger of losing it all in the blink of an eye. That’s why protecting your data with regular backups is as important as ever:

Without a reliable backup, data loss is painful, costly, and often permanent: Your data isn’t just a bunch of electronicbits, it’s your life! And you could lose it all in an instant. Hard drives crash, laptops  disappear, people delete things they shouldn’t have…it happens all the time. Sure, you can spend the time and money to download all your favorite MP3’s and TV shows again. But what about your digital photos, college term papers? Without a backup of your irreplaceable data and memories, once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
Viruses, worms, and malware are a constant threat: As if hardware failure and theft weren’t enough to worry about, malicious code can also wreak havoc on your data. No virus scanner is 100% effec-compromise an entire machine. During a successful infection viruses and malware can corrupt files and data inaccessible. 

Restoring data after a loss is a huge hassle: Without a solid backup and restore plan in place, getting back on your feet after losing a hard drive can take an eternity. Unless your idea of fun is spending countless hours re-installing your operating system and programs, restartingyour latest school or office projects from scratch, or finding and downloading your favorite music and movies all over again, taking the time to make a backup copy is well worth the investment. In a pinch, professional data recovery services may be able to salvage data from a failed or corrupted hard disk using specialized software or by repairing the drive in a clean room environment. However, the cost of these services often run into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars and success is not guaranteed. When it comes to protecting your data, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.  

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best: Flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, tsunami—disaster recovery isn’t the most pleasant thing to think about but it is important. Ensuring your data is safe, ideally with an offsite backup, is a good way to protect yourself and your loved ones when Mother Nature lets loose. When the dust clears it’ll be nice to have one less thing to worry about. 

The backup drive isn’t just good for backups: External hard drives make great backup devices, but they have other benefits as well. For Example,  they cann provide additional storage capacity when you run out of space on your laptop or desktop PC. They’re also a convenient way to share files with friends and family. Also, compact mobile drives make it easy to bring your digital life with you on the road.
Now that you know why backup is so important. Start up. Recommended Backup Software: Acronis True Image

Haja Peer Mohamed H

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April 27, 2009 at 8:10 PM delete

what is that so special about Acronis ? why do you recommend that ?

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April 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM delete

Hello!
Just visit this like to know why i recommend it...
http://www.bench3.com/2009/04/turn-back-time-with-disk-imaging-hard.html

Thanks For your comment!

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August 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM delete

Backup needs various from person to person. First define your backup needs...

* Data Backup for Personal or business use?
* How much online backup storage is required?
* How many PCs do you need to backup?
* Does the backup solution provide military-grade data security?

I am using SOS Online Backup (http://www.sosonlinebackup.com) to back up data from multiple PCs (Personal Computer / Laptop) in real time.

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