Computer Backup

Saving Computers

Percentages and other facts about back ups

According to World Backup Day, 30% of people have never backed up. According to Wikipedia, "Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users." The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time. Most people backup files in one of two ways: to an external drive, or somewhere on the Internet.
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Why back up is important

Doing regular backups is important to prevent the loss of data. The software can be reinstalled, but your data can be lost forever. There are various causes for data loss. Some examples are machine breakdown, virus, power outage, and fire. The files on your computer are also fragile. They can be damaged by a software malfunction, viruses, or Trojans. The biggest cause of lost files is the operator, which would be you Businesses also backup their files for many of the same reasons. Their backup files to try to prevent the loss of their data. Kevin Mcdonald said if you are a small business, and you have a loss of data, it is you will never recover. He also said that since data storage is so cheap now, if you can’t afford it you should shut your business down. What Kevin is saying is that if you're too lazy to backup your data, you're too lazy to run a business.


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Different ways to back up

There are different ways businesses backup their files. Data storage at small companies often involves tape backup systems or external hard drives. These tapes or hard drives should be stored off-site or put in a fireproof safe at night and on weekends. The pluses to doing this are low cost, easy access, and minimal complication. On-site storage has its drawbacks, though. If a disaster hits the office, the backup hard drives or tapes will be destroyed. Physical hard drives and on-site computers servers can fall prey to viruses. Also, employees or outsiders can steal equipment from the office.