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Data Backup to Avoid Disasters
|by Ruchi Gupta|
Before reading this article, give me the answer of one question: Would you prefer to drive car without seat belt and insurance? I hope answer is “NO”. Your life and livelihoods is more important than few bucks. But that is the kind of risk you are taking by not backing up your crucial data.
Data loss can happen in many ways, like power surges, a virus or even a thief could wipe out your data in a second. Among all, most common cause is physical failure of the media the data is stored on. You must be saving your data on your PC’s hard drive, and that hard drive will not live forever. Once the hard drive crashes, its very difficult and expensive to retrieve that data.
Nobody wants to loose few month’s worth of emails, important memories that are stored in computer, no body would like to loose those baby photographs or those poems that you have written in spare time or all the financial account data which you took so much pain to built.
If you don’t want to loose your data best and only one solution is Data backup.
Data backup involves storing of files from your computer in another location. In this way, if there is ever any loss of data on your primary machine, you still have your data in backup in order to restore those files.
In this digital world loss of data is a nightmare. Data recovery from a crashed system is very difficult, time consuming and expensive than restoring your files from backup.
Back up does not take much time, as it is easy to put your files onto another medium and is not too expensive; depending upon what medium you use to backup your data. There are many options for data backup, and you will have to choose the one that is best for you.
Even if you are backing up, you have to make sure you are doing it right, you should know the version of the software and the operating system you are using.
There are many other methods and software which are available in market for data back up. I have mentioned most common methods of data back up.
It depends on how important your data is, how much time you spent to create that data. In my views weekly backup is minimum. When you're working on projects that are especially important or time-consuming -- the next chapter of your book or dissertation, for example -- consider making a backup copy after each editing session.
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