No one anticipates a computer crash. It just seems like one of those things that will never happen to you. The sad truth is it happens to unsuspecting internet users everyday. One minute you could be tweeting a comment to your followers and the next all your files could be gone.
The best way to save your information is to backup your files. If an incident happened that completely wiped out your hard-drive, you will be glad you have your information stored safely outside of your computer. Here are a few ways you can back up your files:
Store info onto back up drives
Saving information is a great way to ensure access to your files. But saving data to your hard-drive will not grant you access to your information if your computer’s hard-drive is wiped out.
A sure way to access saved files is to store them off of your computer. This method will safeguard your information until you are ready to use it. If you have the choice of external drives of CDs, choose external harddrives. CDs make it time-consuming to fully back up since they can only hold a very limited amount of info. Even an external harddrive is susceptible to damage, so you may also want to backup your system virtually through the internet for it to be available at anytime.
Backup information on a VHD
VHD is a virtual hard disk that can backup all of your computer files. Your system information can be stored on a secure server over the internet. That way, no matter where you are, you can access your information. You can store your entire backup system on a virtual hard disk or a few important files. This is also known as cloud storage of your data.
Save information to email
A quick way to back up your documents is to email them to yourself. For instance, if you have a blog that educates the public on mosquitoes, that information is available when it posts. But, it’s always good practice to keep original copies of your work just in case. One easy way to save these documents is to email a copy of the pages to your inbox as they are completed.
Consistently back up information
It is a good habit to save your information to other file storage options outside of your hard-drive. If an information disaster occurred on your computer, you would not feel the full brunt of the stress. Instead you will be glad that you took the right steps to protect your information and have easy retrieval.
Using one of these methods will help you backup your system and retrieve much-needed information when you need it.
After reading about backing up your computer files, you may want to learn more about topics from virus protection to preventing bites from mosquitoes. Post written by guest blogger Shane.