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Are we backing up our devices properly?

By: Nicole Stevens

Absolutely everything is digitized nowadays, from family pictures to important documents; there is no limit to what a smart device can hold.AreWe Backing Up Info Properly? But even electronics still fail from time to time, and this could mean a loss of information if you're not cautious. This is why it never hurts to have backups of anything digitally important. But are we backing up our information properly? As you continue, you will find the top ways to backup your data, just in case.

  • One of the easiest and most common forms of properly backing up your data is through an annually paid service. Some of the more known services in this field are Google Drive, iDrive/iCloud, Carbonite, etc. You can pick the storage size the suits you best and connect your devices in need of backing up.
  • Purchasing an extra external hard drive to backup all your data on yourself is another option. Though it is a more time-consuming project and could roughly cost the same if not more than a paid service.
  • Make sure to follow the rule of three, which means keep three copies at all times. These three include the original, a backup, and a backup of the backup. Of course, you don't need to stop at three; it's recommended that extra copies couldn't hurt.
  • Break down what you're saving. Are you backing up everything on your hard drive? If a lot of that includes movies or music, don't bother taking up space. Those things can be downloaded again. Make sure to pay attention to any forms of important electronic paperwork, photos, various documents, etc. Commercial entertainment should not be wasted in a backup of information.

A lot of computers will now send notifications to its users that their information is not backed up and is at risk of being lost in case there was a failure in the computer system. Although it's an annoying pop-up, it's a good reminder to get your files backed up before it's too late.

The team at Computer Corner are your local computer experts, we can help you back up any device and provide practical advice and training for future updates. Contact us for more details. 

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