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How to Automatically Backup Your Hard Drive

Posted by David  •  Feb 3rd, 2006 6:53:28 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Pennywise - Open Door

When was the last time you backed up the important files on your computer? Last year when your best friend called in tears after the Blue Screen of Death ate her thesis? Yeah, I thought so. Hard drives fail. It’s a fact of computing life. It’s not a matter of whether or not your computer’s disk will fry, it’s a matter of when. The question is how much it will disrupt your life.

Don’t expect yourself to remember to back up your data, or stack your closet full of burned CD’s or DVD’s. Today we’re going to set up automated nightly, weekly, monthly local and off-site backups for your PC using free software. Once you get this up and running, you’ll never have to worry about losing data again.

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Comments 1  •  Feb 3rd, 2006 6:53:28 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment



mdeleon Says:
February 04th, 2006

I red this on Lifehacker a few weeks ago. Great post. Since then I've been running weekly local backups and offsite backups. I was eventually going to make a blog post about this but with some options for free online storage. I may post those today or tomorrow.

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