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Backup and Recovery Services
In addition to the services mentioned, we also provide backup and recovery services for your files and data. Below are a few important points to note about backing up information.
1 What exactly does it mean to backup data? Backing up information simply means to make a copy of your precious files in the event of a computer failure or other unforeseen event. You’ll rest easy knowing that your important information is still intact, somewhere else.
2 To truly be backup, your information needs to be stored outside of your computer. This means utilizing a CD or DVD, flash drive or external hard drive.
3 It’s best to backup your important data on the regular basis so that you’re always prepared no matter what happens. One good way to do this is to initiate an ongoing or automatic process of backing up your files so you’ll never forget to do so.
4 How much does it cost? Backing up information can be done at a fairly reasonable price. It all depends on how much information you need backed up, how you intend on retaining it, and how frequently it will be done. A brief overview of your backup options: Flash drives-Flash drives are inexpensive, convenient, and can hold varying amounts of data on the regular basis. Most flash drives are just under $20 for 8GB of memory. External hard drives-This type of backup is suitable for large amounts of data and can easily facilitate a quick copy of all your essential files. Since it is your typical piece of hardware though, you’ll find it much larger than a flash drive but still handheld and portable. A good size external hard drive of 750GB or more can often be purchased for well under $200.
Remote or online backup-As the name indicates, this type of backup is purely housed online and off site. The capacity options are just about limitless and the backup is offered continuously for a monthly fee. This charge is usually $1 per GB, so $10 for 10GB.
CD or DVD-Finally the most basic of all the choices, CD or DVD backup, is relatively cheap (about .25 for 5GB) but difficult to carry out on the regular basis. The process is slow and tedious and must be done by hand each time. The capacity is also low as each CD/DVD can only hold but so much information.
If you are unfortunate enough to lose the information you have stored on your hard drive then you will have to undergo a recovery process to get you up and running again. In most cases this involves (1) replacing your hard drive (2) re-installing Windows along with your previous programs and applications (3) transferring your data from your backup device to your computer