Why back up?
As we become more tech-dependent in the pursuit of streamlined business processes, it’s easy to forget that information stored on our computers can be lost. Music, documents, photos, spreadsheets and more – all can be misplaced, stolen, lost or hacked.
By creating a backup on an external hard drive or online backup service, you’ll know your files are still safe and secure. Think of it as a kind of insurance that’s always got you covered.
External hard drive (HDD)
One of the easiest ways to back up your files is to copy them to an external hard drive. Result IT can easily supply these to you. Simply connect the external hard drive to your computer, then click and drag the desired items to the external drive. A copy will now exist on both the computer and the external drive.
Backing up files automatically
Windows Backup (also known as File History in Windows 8) allows you to create automatic copies of certain files or folders. You can also use Windows Backup to save a system image, which creates a backup of your entire hard drive, including your files and any applications you have installed. Check out Windows Backup and Restore from Microsoft to learn more. For Macintosh users, Mac OS X and Time Machine are great options we can help you install.
Read more in this month's newsletter:
Business backup data: key words you need to know
- The Cloud - When you store something in the cloud, it's saved online to servers instead of a hard drive. The main advantage of cloud-based storage is that your files are much less vulnerable to risks like theft or accidental damage.
- Dropbox - Dropbox is a simple cloud option to back up your most important files online and can handle many terabytes of business data – plus free options for individuals
- Google Drive - Another cloud option, this is an online storage service from Google, which is compatible with Google Drive and Docs .
- OneDrive (previously called SkyDrive) is a cloud-based storage service from Microsoft and provides easy opening of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files.
- Backing up files automatically
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