Saturday, 2 September 2017

September Backup Nag

It's that time of the month again. Make sure you have a secure backup of your data files.
I'm reminded by my friend Bryan Cook that Windows 10 and 8 have an a built-in automatic backup to an external hard drive which is easy to use and very powerful. You can schedule backups as frequently as you want. A suitable 1TB external hard drive is available for substantially less that $100. Restoring is convenient, but it doesn't protect you against fire or theft.
Also check that you have all system updates installed. Check your main computer and any computer you don't turn on often, perhaps an older one that you keep as a backup.

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