We all know we should do it. Backing up our computers, our tablets, and our phones. At least we’ve heard about it and thought, “Is that something I should be doing?”
While the answer is YES, there are a couple of reasons and various ways to back up our data. Let’s start with the reasons:
Now let’s explore different ways to back up:
So which way should you go? External hard drive or cloud backup? My recommendation is to do at least one of them, if not both. They both have different strengths. For example, with an external hard drive, you can perform backups that will allow you to recover your data from any point in time. This is particularly helpful if a virus infects and corrupts your files. You can restore your system to a date before the infection. With a cloud backup, your data is synced among all of your devices, and it’s also stored off site. Meaning, should you have a fire at home that destroys your computer and external hard drive, you’ll still have a backup copy in the cloud server located in, say, California.
Yes, we should all be backing up our computers and other devices. Setting it up can feel like a chore, though. You know it has to be done, but the idea of it seems a bit too daunting–like deciding you need to go through all of your cabinets in order to remodel the kitchen. If you feel like you’ve been procrastinating and need a nudge to get going, or you aren’t sure about how to do it, give me a call. I’ll be happy to help you through this crucial process!