In 2020, very few of us will survive without computer backup support in place.
From conducting business on a laptop or desktop to storing precious memories on smartphones and handheld devices, technology failures or one wrong move can wipe valuable data in the blink of an eye.
Backing up is easy to forget until it’s too late.
It’s only once the phone submerges or you open a laptop to the dreaded blue screen that you have to answer the question on every technician’s lips; ‘have you backed up?’.
With most of our lives conducted online, backup options no longer need to be overwhelming or expensive. They just need to be consistent.
If you’re unsure of which computer backup is right for you, here is our pick of back up options.
External hard drive
Transferring files from your laptop or computer to an external hard drive is a straightforward process. Simply plug the device to a USB port and copy and paste the files you wish to replicate. You can then plug the hard drive into any other device to access the files.
While this is simple and cost-effective, it’s worth noting that hard drives do have a shelf life. Because of the moving parts in a portable hard drive, any damage can render the drive useless putting your files in danger.
Avoid damaging the hard drive by always making sure the USB has stopped moving before unplugging. You might also want to consider backing up older USBs regularly.
Internal hard drive
If you’re a Windows user, you can back up your laptop or computer internally. Select ‘back up and restore’ from the control panel menu and follow the simple prompts from there. You can schedule the Windows back up or manually back up as required. We recommend regularly clearing out files you no longer need to make sure you keep all devices running at optimum efficiency. This is a great way to save storage and move those rarely used files to another location.
Cloud backup options are possibly the most convenient and easy to use options. A cloud backup can be accessed from anywhere in the world, on any device. Cloud options are safe and secure and don’t compress the size and quality of image and video files. Cloud options are suitable for all devices including phones and tablets.
A server is the most popular backup option for a corporate environment connected by a network. Server options are generally purpose-built and can be a combination of cloud or physical hardware storage. In the event of data loss or network failure, a server can restore all systems to a recent point in time.
Call Buzz A Geek
If you’ve already lost data, call Buzz A Geek, the mobile expert that can recover and restore lost files.
Once files have been restored, we’ll also provide computer backup support, so you never have to worry about losing files and precious memories again. We’ll choose the most suitable computer backup option for your needs that is both practical and scalable into the future.
When looking for the ideal computer backup solution, we recommend choosing ALL of the above. With so many systems to choose from and with all of life digital these days, you can never back up too much!
If you’re looking for computer backup support for home or business of all sizes, contact Buzz A Geek today.