Be Safe, Not Sorry
An acquaintance of mine, who is a creative device engineer, has been using his laptop in his office to develop his designs. He has put years of effort into his work and likes the convenience of using his laptop “on the fly” when he gets a creative thought that he needs to record.
Last week, the shop was burglarized and the laptop was stolen. Although the thieves were caught the very next day, when the laptop was recovered, the designs stored in it were over-written with computer games.
Sadly, everything was lost because he hadn’t taken the time to set up a backup system, even though he had been told to do so countless times. Nothing was recoverable.
There are many options available for backup, including copying to an external drive or sending your backup to a remote, cloud-based server for storage. Cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive are also available for those who want to use them. Which option you choose depends on what it is you want to back up—your entire system, certain devices, files and folders, or your entire hard disk.
Remember that there are many events that can affect your precious information. Fires, floods, tornados, earthquakes, random-ware, power outages, hardware or software damage, and theft. Although we all like to think that these disasters can’t happen to us, they can. Being prepared for a catastrophe will eliminate the agony of reconstruction.
If you have backup questions, we are here to help you. Give us a call at 425-672-4806 or email us and we can help you with solutions to keep you safe, not sorry.