Imagine working in the office or on your computer at home, and – without a moment’s notice – you can no longer access your documents. What do you do next? If you are currently only saving your computer files to one storage device, then you are only one of many common computer errors away from a loss of files. Data Backup is very important to do whether saving files at your home or office. This process involves copying the files to a separate storage device, like an external hard drive, in the event of a computer error occurring that will no longer allow you the ability to access the files. The cause of this error can range from a computer virus or crash to a fire or flood – anything that makes the data no longer accessible.
So, what is Data Backup?
Data Backup is the process of duplicating files and folders in order to have them easily restored in the event of a storage device failure. Restoring the files is a simple process that limits the amount of time you are without your files. Without this in place, you could experience a total loss of files if the information cannot be restored.
Where should you backup your information?
The most common form of data backup is cloud storage. You may have heard of cloud storage before but are unfamiliar with what it does exactly. Basically, cloud storage is when you save files on the internet that could span across different storage devices that aren’t directly connected to you. If you are ensuring regular, scheduled backups to some sort of cloud storage, then you will be able to recover your data in the event of an emergency.
There are options for local backups such as separate servers or external hard drives that you can keep in your home or office. However, in the event of a fire, flood, or other local disaster, you may lose both the main storage device and the external one.
If you have important files, no matter where you keep them, you should have a data backup system in place. Call Computer Solutions of Freehold today at 732-409-6400 in order to find out which data backup plan is right for you!