Backups (two or more copies is the rule)

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“Data that you don’t have at least two (maybe more) copies of is data you don’t care about.”

Got a phone full of pictures and videos? What happens if the phone dies or gets full? What about your computer? All those memories are just sitting there, and most people seem to think they’ll just stay there forever. Guess what? They won’t. Hard drives fail. Phones die or get dropped. Once it happens, it’s too late to worry about what was on there. It’s gone. Even if you might get it back, it will cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to even try, and I don’t know anyone that can afford that. I’ve had too many customers lose important information and memories because they simply didn’t take the proper precautions.

There are lots of ways to keep your data safe, and depending on your needs, they may be free! Cloud services like Google Photos, Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox and many others offer a limited amount of space at no charge. For many people, it’s enough. For larger amounts of data, a modest cost per month might be necessary.¬†

Manual backups on thumb drives, external drives, or CDs/DVDs (outdated) is time consuming and painful, along with needing to be checked periodically and taken with you when you leave the house. Thinks about it…if the house burns down, you lose the original AND the backup. If your stuff is stolen, you lose the original AND the backup. Cloud services are almost fully automatic and can take care of your computers and phones with no problem. You can access your data anywhere, anytime as long as you have internet access, AND, it won’t be stolen or lost in a disaster. Google Photos for your pictures (free), and OneDrive for everything else (minimal possible cost), are my suggested options.

Together, we can find a backup solution that works for you…call for an¬†appointment today! 704-516-4282