Backing Up Part 3: Let someone else do it! – Cloud Backup

Cloud backup has become much more viable over the last few years with the increase in internet speed and available bandwidth. The idea behind cloud backup solutions is that your data is uploaded over the internet to a server elsewhere in the world. Companies that offer this service usually offer it as part of a…

Backing Up Part 1: Do I really have to?

If there is one thing that I wish everyone could be taught, it is the importance of backing up data. With so much of our lives taking place in the virtual world, a loss of data can be catastrophic. Photos, business documents, that video of your dog riding on a skateboard, it can all be…

Backing Up Part 2: Keeping it at home – Local Backup

As the name suggests, local backup means that the data is stored locally. This means making use of some form of external storage device, such as an external hard drive or NAS (Network-attached Storage). The positive of using a local backup is that you are in control of the data. You aren’t relying on another…