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Backing Up 101 – Six Different Ways to Back Up Your Computer, and Which Ones You Should Use


Backups Confuse You? If the answer is a loud and resounding YES!, as it is for many people, then Backing Up 101 is for you. In plain English, Ask Leo!’s Leo Notenboom gives an overview of the back up landscape, detailing in story and description six different ways of backing up your data and your computer, including recommendations for when and when not to use each.

  • Do you know when no backup at all is appropriate?
  • How about using tools like Dropbox – a data synchronization and sharing utility – for backing up data?
  • What’s the bottom line safest and best approach?

All that and more in this overview of different ways to back up.

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Posted: June 29, 2018
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