Articles tagged: automatic backup
Some people disconnect their backup drive when not backing up because they fear ransomware. I explain why that’s a Really Bad Idea.
It’s tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important.
Next to simply making an image backup, scheduling those backups to happen automatically is one of the topics most people find confusing. Depending on the backup software that you’re using, it’s typically not hard at all. I’ll show you by walking through the steps of scheduling a monthly full backup, using the free version of the backup … Read more
Nothing can prevent or side-step issues like properly configured backups. In this overview I want to encourage more people to back up. You can help.
I see the appeal of slipping a little SD card into the slot of your computer for backups, but the safety of your precious data on that card has me worried!
Yes, I deal with frustrating changes as well. It’s not that I never get frustrated; it’s what I choose next that makes for a much happier experience.
Certainly any hard drive can fail. Failure is a fact of life – data loss does not need to be.
Backing up to auto-syncing cloud services is very convenient. But what happens when it syncs your mistake?
With hardware failures, accidental deletions, and more, it’s easy to lose files as you are working on them. What’s the easiest way to back up your computer as you go?
Scheduling regular backups is an important step in your overall backup strategy. But they do have to run when your computer is on and accessible.
Macrium will run just fine as long as your computer is still turned on. Other automatic programs may have trouble, depending on their configuration.