How to properly backup your PC?

Now-a-day virus attacked specially ransomware attack at its pick. Many people lose data due the digital attack. Your computer might be victim tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files.
Even your hard drive could be fail tomorrow. This is a nightmare for everyone. The only way to prepare for the unexpected is to have a good backup strategy in place. There have many different ways you can take your data backup, and processes are extremely easy to keep, so there's no reason not to have one. So, let's find out the processes to backup -

1. Use external drive

If you have an external hard drive, then you can use it as a backup drive. Windows operating system have it's own backup feature, which generated a backup of you files, folders or drive.
Try to get that file and occasionally save to your external hard drive or connect your drive to your computer and backup tool that will automatically backup your data.

2. Use bootable backup

Bootable backup is the process to clone your primary hard drive. If tomorrow your hard drive will fail, you simply reboot from the clone. You'll get immediate access to not only all of your files, but also all of the software you use including all of the settings and configuration.
But, cloning is only useful if it has been updated recently. However, because it has to examine every file on your computer, it can take awhile to create, and it is best not to use your computer while the clone is updating.



3. Use cloud storage 

Having a backup next to your local computer is a good start, but it still puts your data at risk. That's why cloud storage services are important. Instead of saving your data in your local hard drive, you can use cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, or other similar cloud storage service.
After the initial setup forgot everything, the software will automatically keep your computer backed up time to time, just need to turned it on and connected to the Internet. In case your hard drive crashed, you will get all your data online. But there have only one problem with the cloud storage, only few GBs for free. To backup your hole computer you need to pay for extra space.

Conclusion

Only one back is not enough. You just need to think about where your files are and ensure you have multiple copies at all times. Ideally, those copies should be in more than one physical location.

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