How to Make a Good Backup

by Gustavo on February 4, 2011 · 0 comments · Security

How to Make a Good Backup – It’s very important to always make a good backup of your files. You never know what can happen and when you least expect it all your data could be gone. So today we’ll give you some tips on how to save your information and be prepared before anything bad happens.

Options to Make a Good Backup

There are many options and ways on how to make a good backup, but there’s a few that stand from the rest. We have gathered 5 of the best methods that you should take a look if you are looking to make a good backup of your important documents and files.

How to Make a Good Backup

5 Options to Make a Good Backup

Option 1: Portable Hard Drives
They are a very good option to store backups of your files. But you must be careful not to hit them or do something that could damage them.

Option 2: Windows Backup
Windows has an option to store backups. It is a very useful utility when you to install or change something important in your pc and do not know how it will respond. You can perform a backup in case you want to step back. For this, you should go to Start-> Control Panel> System and Maintenance -> Backup.
It is very easy to configure, just set the hour, day and follow the steps. You can even configure it to do the backup automatically.

Option 3: Software Cobian Backup 9
One of the most comprehensive backup software and it’s free. It is very easy and intuitive to use. Its interface is similar to FTP. You can choose where to store the backup. It can be on a USB drive, a DVD or CD. It’s easy, fast and you can use it whenever you need to backup your important files. You can download it at:
http://www.educ.umu.se/ ~ Cobian / cobianbackup.htm

Option 4: Internet Backups
There are hundreds of sites that give you a space to upload your files there. The benefit of this is that you can access them from anywhere and anytime. You do not have to be thinking about where to store them. The drawback of this is that you generally have to pay or you only get a little bit of free space. But it all depends on how much information you have to store. Here are some sites:
www.box.net
www.4shared.com
www.streamfile.com

Option 5: Backup to your E-Mail
There is a software called KLS Mail Backup that takes care of saving a copy of your email and your browser as bookmarks and history. Only for Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. You can get the program at: www.kls-soft.com

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