How To Backup Your Laptop
Learning to backup your laptop to protect your data is something that all laptop users should become familiar with doing. The options available to you are many and varied so we'll run through a few of these, keeping it simple.
Which option you choose is dependent on how much data you have to backup on a regular basis. For example it’s not practical to backup large amounts of data like 5GB+ to DVDR or USB memory. I've setup up a simple practical guide as to what options are available to you.
Keep in mind that if you're not fussed about wasting space more of these options become available to you.
Some things to consider are that some of these solutions are less reliable than others.
None of these options are exempt from issues arising from accidental damage, loss or incorrect use in which case data can and will be lost.
All of these methods to backup your laptop require you to have some sort of system that you are comfortable with. One method you can use which doesn’t require any special software or a great deal of thought is to copy or save all data you class as critical to a backup folder created on your laptop and periodically backup that folder entirely to your backup device, this will be subject what amount of data you have to secure.
Others may opt to use a specific backup solution software or laptop backup software that is native to your operating system. Of course these options so far are all favourable as mobile options, they can also be used as office solutions but most office environments will have a more regimented and monitored
backup solution to backup their laptops.
Professional solutions are often based around a more complex process system like DAT, DLT and LTO tape backup systems.
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