Whenever a computer subject raises it's head the first thing we hear
your computer", however, many people still don't know what
the word means or how a backup is done, let alone why it should be done.
Backup is the process of copying files to a second medium (a disk, tape,cd,dvd
or external drive) as a precaution in case the first medium fails. One
of the cardinal rules in using computers is " back
up your files regularly". Even the most reliable computer
will one day break down or stop working. Many professionals recommend
that you make two, or even three, backups of all your files, personaly
I think thats over kill. To be especially safe, you should keep one backup
in a different location from the others. You can back up files manually
using operating system commands , however, the more files you have and
the more spread out they are across your computer, the more tedious this
job will prove to be. Or, you can buy a special-purpose backup utility,
such as Genie
Backup Manager. Backup programs automate the backup process so that
the user needs only once select what, when, where and how to backup,
and the software will take care of safeguarding that data henceforth.
Why do I need to backup?
For starters, check the following statistic
It is estimated that across the world a hard disk crashes every 15
seconds.Yes that does say every 15 seconds!
Business analysts have estimated that 72% of businesses who suffer
major data loss disappear within 24 months of the event.Thats a very
worrying statistic if your running a business yourself.
In 1998, 163 organisations reported losing $123.7 million to computer
security breaches, or about $759,000 per organization. (1999 CSI/FBI
Over 300,000 laptops were stolen in 1997, resulting in over $1 billion
in losses. According to FBI reports, 1 out of every 14 notebook computers
sold in the United States in 1997 was reported missing
There are over 100,000 known computer viruses. As many as 60% of
major US corporations has experienced a virus attack or computer break-in.
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Take a look at some of the advantages of backing up
Keeping your data safe from unexpected natural disasters
Natural disasters and adverse weather are powerful reminders of the
strength of Mother Nature and the importance of proper planning. No
one understands the severe damage that can be caused by a very strong
storm, fire or flood until it happens to them.
Keeping your data safe from unintentional erasure or from
a harmful virus
Saves you or your business money
Can you imagine the amount of money lost when your data is lost!!
The growing use of computers has caused many organisations to analyze
the potential threats to their information systems
Notice the number of hours you worked on that last project, design,
or paper for school and ask yourself if you'd like to recreate your
work. With today's busy schedule can you afford the time to create and
recreate your work? With a small initial investment of time in backing
up your critical documents and files, you can create an investment that
will continue to pay off in the future.