Backup

Whether you’re a business or individual it’s more important than ever to be able to recover from it as quickly as possible and with minimum data loss.  Understanding this Microsoft Vista Ultimate and Business editions are now bundled with a good and easy to use Backup and Restore service.  However it’s surprising just how many people no so little about it and are not using it.  This article outlines this useful service and how to get the best out of it so you can feel secure in the knowledge recovering from a disaster is simplicity itself. A pre-requisite to using this feature of Vista is buying the license for either Vista Business or Ultimate editions.  Unfortunately Microsoft have not made it available in other versions of Vista.   There are two types of backup you can use, and they affect how you restore the system: Using the ‘Backup Computer’ it’s possible to write what’s called an image backup of your entire PC to a backup device usually a USB stick or external drive.  This snapshot of your entire system allows you to recover exactly to the same point in time.  However, because it is an ‘image’ of your system drive it requires the restoring PC to have a system drive of at least the same capacity.  Usually it would be the same PC so this is not a problem.  It is also the lengthier of the two backup options as it backs up the whole machine.

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handy-backupRegular backups ensure your data security. There are many many software in the market boosting a lot and making backup process difficult as hell. Recently we have tried a great software which does exactly what it says and in easy most way we ever tried. Its like select files – choose what to do (take backup at CD/DVD or Zip file or upload Online at your server via FTP etc.) – and go (or schedule the task) and the backup is done. Handy Backup is an award-winning data backup and disaster recovery software for home and small to medium business environments. Designed for computers running Microsoft Windows. The program is widely recognized as the most powerful and cost-effective backup utility in its class. Handy back features:

  • Take backups in compressed zipped format
  • Take and store backups online using FTP, SFTP
  • Take backups and write at DVD/CD
  • Handy backups online
  • Schedule backup tasks – Set it and forget it
  • Easy to use wizard to guide you through process and easy options to choose from for backups
  • Absolutely easy and headache free backup process
  • Multiple options of backup type to choose from

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gfi-logoTaking regular backup of your important data is always a good move rather than worrying after you have lost it though there are free tools to recover deleted data which will not completely recover it. If you are looking for a Free backup software then you should try out GFI Backup. GFI Backup 2009 is a completely free, easy-to-use and complete solution, designed for secure backup of all your important documents, pictures, and more. Suitable for beginners and experienced users, this tool allows you to back up all your documents, photos, music, emails and programs, via a simple but smart wizard-driven interface.

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If you have got online storage space enough to keep heavy files in Gigabytes of size, then what would you do? Would you leave your USB mass storage device home? I think you should be. From security point of view, carrying data in a USB is not secure an reliable enough. Some one can get hands on that USB or it just can get infected and in result can damage your PC files. Here are some of the best online resources to keep files which you can access from anywhere. Storage Space! No problem. Your internet connection link speed matters though…

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