Tips for Backing Up Your Essential Data

Whether it’s your holiday snaps, university thesis, or business personnel files, it is essential that you back up your data to avoid major problems if your PC or laptop is damaged or stolen. It could be a software glitch, hardware problem, accident, or virus corruption – but whatever the cause – each has the ability to corrupt or completely remove data from your system. Data loss or corruption could leave you devastated or even in big trouble business-wise.

There are some simple steps you can take, however, to back up your vital data and avoid potential data loss from ruining your day. Using a local backup, backup device or cloud backup services could give you peace of mind and leave you secure in the knowledge that your documents, photos, and files are safely backed up elsewhere.

A Local Backup

A local backup is where you transfer copies of your data to a separate storage device or software such as an external hard-drive, a USB flash drive, Windows Home Server, an SD card, or even a CD or DVD. A local backup allows you to keep your essential data separate from your computer system so that it’s safe from corruption or damage. If you want to avoid theft too, you can even store external backup devices in safes, banks or in different locations from your main business. When you transfer data, ensure you use a virus scanner to check there are no viruses present that you might move onto the backup device. Getting into the habit of storing all important data and files externally is good practice.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage involves storing your data backups online on a remote secure server. Data can be transferred to cloud backup services from anywhere and from different computers and users. The cloud space is accessed via a secure password, so you can control who has access to the data. Not only that, any changes that you make to your files or documents are often automatically changed in real-time on the stored backups too. There are some paid subscription cloud storage services that offer enormous amounts of memory, but there are also free options with adequate memory too, like Dropbox and Carbonite.

MLK Computing Data Recovery Melbourne Can Help You

Data Recovery Melbourne at MLK Computing can offer tips and advice on how to avoid data loss from occurring and on effective data backup methods. If your data does become lost or corrupted, we have a team of highly trained technicians who can provide onsite and offsite data recovery support. At MLK Data Recovery Melbourne we have years of industry knowledge and the latest tools and technology at our fingertips to recover lost data and bring you peace of mind. Losing your personal or business data can be unfortunate – that’s why our data recovery technicians are here for you 24/7.