In the current age we now live, anything that has not already been made digital is on its way to being so. This has made our lives much easier in many ways, but more vulnerable in others as well. Storing and backing up data is extremely important – you could lose priceless files and documents forever. There are different types of data storage and backup options to choose from – making a choice available for anyone.
Consider the following list of options available for data backup and storage for your home or business:
Cloud Storage: Using cloud storage is one of the easiest and most efficient way to back up and store data. This consists of an outside service, such as Google Drive, iCloud, or Dropbox, storing data that is always accessible via the internet. This is very useful when accessing data with multiple devices, or even for backing up documents and files. While a certain amount of data is usually free with these services, larger amounts require fees.
System Backup: This is a feature that usually comes with any computer, and simply needs to be enabled and configured by the user, usually during setup. It essentially periodically backs up all data stored on the computer to a separate server in case the computer becomes damaged.
Data Backup Software: There are many different programs available that will assist you in storing and backing up your data. You can manually configure them to back up whatever you choose – whether it be your entire computer, a database, or even specific files or folders. They will then automatically run these back ups at a set interval of time depending on your preference. Some examples are NOVA, Acronis, as well as Easeus.
Hard Copies: Use of things such as external hard drives, flash drives, and even CD’s are becoming old technology, but they can certainly make for excellent and inexpensive storage and back up.
Backing up your data is one of the most important things you can do for security, as well as to preserve valuable device memory. Use of one of the above options can be helpful, but using more than one can not hurt either.
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