Sean Forster

PC PAL Watford and Stanmore

Hi, my name is Sean Forster and I’m your Local PC PAL Computer Engineer for Stanmore, Watford and surrounding areas. I provide a computer and laptop repair and support service to homes and small offices in the local area. PC PAL comes out to you. At a time that’s convenient to you.
Tips & How-to's 10th March 2015 2828

Data Back Up

If the prospect of recovering all your files following a disaster seems a scary thought then you need a backup.

Data back up has been a common practice in business for a long time. And for good reason. The damage that can be caused through the loss of business data as a result of a hardware failure doesn't bear thinking about. Nowadays the issue of data loss should no longer just be a concern for business but for the individual too.

Technology is part of our everyday lives and to a certain degree is taken for granted. We save insurance documents sent by email, our CVs, photos taken on special occasions and more to our various devices. And it's assumed that these files will always be there. Just a click away. But what if there is a problem. No electronic device is bulletproof. Data can be rendered inaccessible for various reasons, i.e. hardware failure, file corruption, human error, etc. What would you do following a data loss event? Try to remember which files were on your computer and rewrite them. That might take a while and will probably prove futile. The better option is to back up your data.

Which backup solution you choose is a personal preference dependent on various factors. Such as, how much data is involved, how regularly the data changes and personal discipline. Some options to consider are an external hard drive or an online backup solution. Both will work. The important thing is that you do back up. And, don't forget those flash drives you carry around with you too.

Retrieving data from a backup following a disaster may seem like a chore but it'll be far less problematic, and quicker, than the alternatives if you don't have any.

Take a proactive rather than reactive approach with your data security.

Sean Forster

Hi, my name is Sean Forster and I’m your Local PC PAL Computer Engineer for Stanmore, Watford and surrounding areas. I provide a computer and laptop repair and support service to homes and small offices in the local area. PC PAL comes out to you. At a time that’s convenient to you.

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