Articles tagged: automatic backup
Backups ARE Security
Don’t overlook backing up as part of your security. When the worst happens, it’s your backup that will save you.
Can’t I Just Copy Everything to Back Up?
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.
Should I Disconnect My Backup Drive When I’m Not Backing Up?
Some people disconnect their backup drive when not backing up because they fear ransomware. I explain why that’s a Really Bad Idea.
How Do I Schedule Automatic Backups?
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
Let’s Get More People to Back Up
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.
Should I backup to an SD Card?
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!
How I Deal With Inexplicable Change
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.
If External Hard Drives Can Fail, Should I Bother with One?
Certainly any hard drive can fail. Failure is a fact of life – data loss does not need to be.
If I Use a Cloud Sync Program to Back Up, Won’t Accidental Deletions Delete the Backup?
Backing up to auto-syncing cloud services is very convenient. But what happens when it syncs your mistake?
How Can I Back Up My Data More or Less Continuously?
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?
Will backups run if my PC asks for a password?
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.
Will locking my computer prevent scheduled and autorun programs from running?
Macrium will run just fine as long as your computer is still turned on. Other automatic programs may have trouble, depending on their configuration.