5 rules how not to lose data on a laptop forever

Clients often turn to us with requests for assistance in recovering lost information on a laptop. Although in most cases we can help, sometimes we have to deal with hopeless situations. In this article, we'll talk about how to minimize the risk of data loss and mitigate the consequences of such loss if it does happen.

5 rules how not to lose data on a laptop forever

5 rules how not to lose data on a laptop forever

Clients often turn to us with requests for assistance in recovering lost information on a laptop. Although in most cases we can help, sometimes we have to deal with hopeless situations. In this article, we'll talk about how to minimize the risk of data loss and mitigate the consequences of such loss if it does happen.

Copy to external drives

Make backup copies of important files, documents, photos to an external drive and copy all the necessary data to it. Use only reliable, time-tested media from reputable manufacturers to create and update data backups. Repeat every month or more. This is probably the most "old-fashioned" way, which does not detract from its effectiveness.

Keep your backup separate

There is no point in backing up your data if you carry it in the same bag as your laptop. The computer was stolen, and the backup also disappeared. Keep your backups in a safe place away from your laptop.

Copy to «cloud»

Cloud storage is a data storage model where information is stored on servers distributed over a network, usually provided to users by a third party. You can use one of the popular cloud services, for example, Dropbox, Yandex.Disk, Google Drive, OneDrive.

The advantage of cloud storage is that you can work with data from any device from anywhere with Internet access and keep full copies of your data on several laptops at the same time..

Automatic file backup function

Not a few people know about the built-in backup in Windows, but only a few use it. The possibilities of this function are as follows: it analyzes files, copies everything that has changed to the drive of your choice, and allows you to view by date - from the current day and back to the past. So it's easy to find a lost file of a specific version.

Copy to NAS

A network-attached storage (NAS) can be used for specific tasks and to increase the level of storage security. Network-attached storage (NAS) is an advanced enclosure for hard drives with a processor, memory, network interfaces and its own operating system.

In other words, a small, dedicated computer with multiple slots for hard drives, designed to work over a network. Main advantages: wide functionality, flexible settings, the ability to install a large number of capacious hard drives. Many NAS have their own software that can automatically copy selected data on a schedule - the usefulness of this function can hardly be overestimated.

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