We’ve all been there. . . your computer dies at the worst time.
Is there a good time?
So why not plan for the inevitable? Here are 3 tips to help you prepare for this digital disaster.
Back up to an external hard drive. They are an inexpensive (about $100) way to back up your data. You must remember to do it, or have it set to run automatically. They aren’t really remote, meaning if you had a fire, flood or theft your external drive could be gone as well as your computer.
Use online back ups like Dropbox.com (free for your first 5GB of data). This is not the true purpose of Dropbox, but it works, since you have a copy of all your documents in the cloud. You shouldn’t rely on only a service like this and you need to be comfortable with your materials being in the cloud.
Consider an automatic on-line back up like MyPCBackup.com. By installing software that will do the task for you, on a regular basis, you can save your work without even thinking about it.
Whatever you do, just do it. I would suggest 2 methods of back up. Then you can really sleep well at night knowing that your covered.