Tuesday, March 17, 2009
There is probably nothing more frustrating than discovering that you have lost all your data on the hard drive or the computer has been stolen. Not to mention if it’s your life's work we’re talking about…
I´m constantly surprised by how few people actually seem to backup their data. Maybe it’s because it can take time and very few expect their computer to crash or all of a sudden disappear. Trying to recover a failed hard drive can however be extremely costly and no success is guaranteed.
I have tried various methods and programs to back up my computer. The best and easiest solution I have found is a simple, automatic, secure online backup provided by Carbonite. It’s an unlimited online backup for one flat fee. It's extremely easy to use and they offer a free trial period. It’s like buying insurance for your data which in my opinion is worth it when you think about what a disaster losing all your data could be.
Carbonite is a small application on your computer that works quietly in the background looking for new and changed files that needs to be backed up. When the computer is idle, the software automatically backs up the new and changed files. You don't have to do anything and copy of your data is stored in a secure, remote location for safekeeping so in the event of disaster your data is still retrievable, which can be a lifesaver.
This couldn't be any easier. You can download the software here if interested.