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Data Backup: Two Important Rules for Good Night’s Sleep (Part II)

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online_backupAbout 12 years ago, I decided to install Windows 2000 on my laptop, on which I had Windows XP (for some reasons, I thought I liked Windows 2000 more). A relatively simple and straightforward installation process, which was not to be expected to be problematic at all, somehow caused a total data loss on my laptop’s HDD. It might not be too bad, but I didn’t have any backups! A sleepless night spent in an attempt to recover the data didn’t bring any fruits, and I went to bed in early morning, hopeless and devastated. Later I called a firm that specialized in data recovery, whose representative was able to restore all, or almost all, of my data in a couple of hours. I was happy then, but I was also lucky, and it cost me some nice money. I hope this story will never become reality for you.
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Data Backup: Two Important Rules for Good Night’s Sleep (Part I)

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Data BackupHave you ever lost important data? By important I mean anything that is important to you or your job or your business. This could be digital photos of a trip you took five years ago, archives of your university papers, email messages stored on your hard drive, or access keys to your Bitcoin wallet, say. Most of us do not think about the problem of data preservation until it’s too late. Even though there do exist methods for data recovery, this procedure is usually quite lengthy, stressful and it’s not guaranteed that it will succeed at all. So, instead of waiting for a hard drive to fail (and sooner or later it will fail – and you never know if sooner or later), let’s take some precautions to make sure that a great part of our life, which is indeed quite digital, is not spent in vain. Rule #1: make local backups. If you’ve been dealing with computers for a while, you sure know how to make backups.
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