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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Data Backup - Better Safe than Sorry


If your hard drive crashed right now, would you miss anything; your important documents, pictures, e-mails, extensive music collection? Of course you would, but have you done anything to prevent losing your data? Data backup is very important, yet so many people don’t do it. To keep my data backed up I use an external hard drive connected by firewire, similar to this external hard drive, and a FREE program called SyncBack. This program is loaded with options, and is still easy to use. I have a couple profiles setup in SyncBack, one that runs everyday, and synchronizes a folder on my external HD with my laptop's documents and settings folder. You can also setup advanced filtering options so you don’t copy over temporary files etc. I also have a profile that synchronizes another folder on the external HD with my laptop’s complete hard drive, that I run once a month or so. If you are looking for a powerful free backup utility, I would definitely recommend SyncBack.


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