Articles in Category: Backing Up & Backup Programs
Nothing can save your computer and data from almost any disaster like a proper and recent back up. These articles discuss backup techniques, tools and more of the things you need to do to keep your data safe.
You typically can’t just run Macrium in Windows to do a restore because you’d be restoring on top of a running operating system. But yes, you can easily restore the whole machine. I’ll explain.
You can indeed create rescue media to restore your machine to any point in time. Rather than calling it rescue media, though, it’s nothing more than an image backup.
There’s an app for that! An easy combination of programs can help you clean a computer before you sell it or give it away.
If you are doing regular image backups of your computer, and incremental backups of new data you’re good. But what about the files you are working on today?
For a full, catastrophic failure where you cannot reboot into Windows, it may not be possible to restore a registry backup. You may need to have previously done a full system backup that you could then restore to get your machine working once again.
If you have only one copy – it’s not backed up. If you delete files to save space on your hard drive make sure that doesn’t leave you without a backup.
Many backup programs allow you to specify that old backups be deleted. It’s not always obvious how, so I’ll show you in Macrium Reflect.
There are in fact utilities that can do an actual clone of your computer, but I would prefer you move to a more traditional image backup system.
Whenever we use an online service, such as an online backup, we’re trusting that they’re doing what they say they do: keeping our information secure.
Not a day goes by that I don’t get a question from someone in trouble; trouble that could have been completely avoided by having a simple backup.
These two settings help you decide what you are backing up on your computer. That decision can be the difference between an easy or difficult recovery.
Backing up or archiving portions of your email collected in Outlook is pretty easy with one basic concept: creating and opening your own PST files.
While image backups are optimized for restoring back to the original hardware, they remain critically useful in other scenarios as well.
Macrium Reflect is a full-featured backup program that supports everything that I consider critical to keeping your important data safely backed up.
The most painful part of a computer crash is often the loss of data. I’ll look at what to do to minimize the loss and to try to recover.