Rutgers Student Loses Thesis: 5 Ways To Back Up Your Data And Documents

 @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on April 24 2013 4:19 PM

 

[[nid:1214497]]

On Tuesday, a picture of a flyer virally spread on Reddit and Facebook of a Rutgers student offering a reward to the thief who stole his laptop. However, this reward wasn’t for the laptop but something more valuable: his thesis. Avoid his plight by backing up your data using these options.

1. Cloud storage: iCloud, DropBox, Google Drive and other cloud services are great rudimentary ways to back up small- to medium-size documents.

[[nid:1214579]]

2. Network-attached storage: When space and mobility is an issue, access your data from anywhere in your home network or away from it by adding one of these devices to your home network.

[[nid:1214597]]

3. Automated backups: Fortunately, OSX and Windows both have built-in backup programs. Just plug in an external hard drive and follow the instructions for Time Machine or Windows Backup.

[[nid:1214613]]

4.Online backup services: Services like BackBlaze, Mozy and Carbonite back up your entire computer to a remote location for a monthly fee. While this method isn’t the fastest way to back up your data initially, it does pay to have your data backup in a separate location from your main copy.

[[nid:1214623]]

5.CDs/DVDs: You probably haven’t touched your CD and DVD burner in ages, but it’s still useful for a quick backup that you can just toss into the safe. More copies in more locations means a better chance of recovering your data.

 

Join the Discussion