Why Should You Regularly Backup Your Computers?

Are you prepared for a major computer failure?

Computer backups are one of the best ways to protect your data, and plan for unexpected computer failures that are bound to happen. Having regular computer backups can help protect you from Ransomware or virus infections, computer failures, or updates that cause your computer to crash. Often times, backups can seem daunting, but there are several ways to ensure that your data is secure and protected.

Protecting Your Data Can Be Easy

You don’t need to be an I.T. Wizard in order to setup backups, and make sure that your critical files and programs can be recovered if your computer stops working, or is stolen. Nowadays, there are several options for backing up your data. You can buy a backup drive from Amazon and do weekly backups, or set your computer up to backup your files to the cloud. It is important to create a disaster recovery plan for your computer to ensure that if you ever need to restore a backup, you have the ability to get back on your feet quickly.

Some of the different ways you can backup your data are:

  • Backup drives that plug into your computer
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices that can store more data
  • Cloud backup services
  • Utilizing OneDrive to store your files

Why is protecting your data so important?

One of the biggest issues that most business owners don’t see coming is too late is a catastrophic I.T. Failure. Sometimes, your computer can update itself overnight, and the update doesn’t install properly or installs, but corrupts something in your operating system. These are common occurrences in the world of I.T., and can de-rail your entire workday if you aren’t prepared. What can take hours of recovery, re-installing programs one by one, and getting your work life back to where it was can instead be accomplished much faster by restoring a backup from your backup drive.

Is It Tedious To Backup My Data?

Backing up your computer is relatively easy, and can even be entirely hands off. For whichever backup solution fits your need, you can automate the backup, and management of backup files entirely to what your business needs, and you are comfortable with to recover from any I.T. Disaster. It can be as simple as plugging in a drive and having it sit next to your desktop computer, or carrying a sleek backup drive with your laptop and plugging it in for 30 mins at the end of your work day if you have to travel.

Do You Need Help Setting Up Your Backups?

Setting up your own backups can be simple and stress free, however you can always get a second opinion for peace of mind. American Viking Consulting has I.T. Experts who can help ensure that your backups, and disaster recovery plans, are squared away for any I.T. issues. We can provide proactive maintenance, and setup automation on your computer so that you never have to stress about not having your backups.