Have you backed up your data today?
Today is World Backup Day, I’m told, but to be frank, every day you should be thinking about the safety of your data, there’s just too much of it that’s irreplaceable. So, today, I’m going to take a quick look at some of the backup systems I use and have in place. Yes, I said […]
Fat lady sings. Winners announced soon.
Thus endith my first blog contest. And a very cool ride it was. My good friends at Clickfree, a Canadian backup technology company, agreed to provide the prizes (Clickfree Transformer SE) for a blog contest challenging folks to provide there best (or worst I guess) backup horror story. I’ve received some rather good entries. Check out the […]
How to backup files across a network easily
Before I start, a friendly reminder that you only have a day left to enter the contest for a free Clickfree Transformer backup system. Tell me a backup horror story. It’s one thing to backup the files on your local computer and another to backup files stored on other computers on your network, or Network […]
Monthly Backups: Have you started yours?
Before I start, a friendly reminder that you only have 2.5 days left to enter the contest for a free Clickfree Transformer backup system. Tell me a backup horror story. One thing I like to do is, at the end of every month, verify that I’ve got a full backup of what I like to call […]
Spring’s on its way. Backup now — before you’re too busy.
I’ve written a lot about backing up your data over the years. But even though backups are important, somehow they’re always 2nd or 3rd on the priority list. ‘Something to do when I get time’. And as Spring approaches, time is one thing that there’s going to be less of as priorities shift from inside […]
Write a comment, win a prize!
I’ve been a fan of Clickfree backup systems for a while now. Dropdead simple and effective for most home usage. Well now the kind folks at Clickfree have given me the opportunity to share the love, so to speak, in the form of a contest, my first, in fact. All the gory details are here, but […]
Brad’s first blog contest — backup horror stories
And we’re done. I’ve received some excellent entries in the Backup Horror Story contest. Give ’em a read below, and feel free to add your comments too. And of course, feel free to share your horror story too, but sadly, this contest is closed. Welcome to the first (of hopefully) many contest I’d like to […]
Backups don’t have to be painful
In a previous post (on my personal blog) about preparing for your Windows 7 installation, I briefly discussed backups. Aside from the obvious reason of having a copy of your imortant stuff stored safely, backups have another benefit; they give you the confidence to work on your computer yourself — not having to rely on […]