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Old 01-25-2010, 08:33 AM
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Default On line back up for your PC info?

Does anyone use a back up system for all their important info, photo's, etc weather it be personal or business?

After I have had trouble with my HP, PC, I have been considering it.

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Mozy.com

I back up everything there, $5.00 a month
Quick & painless.Backs up every day......
Initial back up took a while.....

Also back up to an external , Western Digital...

All my pics 15,000 + I put on Kodak as well in folders as I have them labeled on my PC....
Makes it easy to view and purchase...
In reality my pics are in 4 various locations.
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Mozy.com

I back up everything there, $5.00 a month
Quick & painless.Backs up every day......
Initial back up took a while.....
Ditto... So far so good... I like seeing the little sign pop up every day that it just backed up everything

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I don't know much about cpu's as people go but backing up your own stuff is pretty easy and you don't run the risk of a third party viewing your stuff or worse hacking into your personal information.

Stranger things have happened in the world and even the best companies have employees that will stop at nothing to get your information.

More then likely won't happen but for me I don't like taking the chance.
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Buy your self an external system and keep your data inhouse, I have a Seagate 1TB and it works well for our 6 computers.


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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Buy your self an external system and keep your data inhouse, I have a Seagate 1TB and it works well for our 6 computers.
Until the house burns down!

In IT a true backup is always stored off-site.

But in my household we have four computers and they are all backed up to an external drive kept in the house. Too much trouble storing it off-site and I don't want my personal data on somebody's website. We know how many times websites have been hacked for credit card info, no way I am giving up my personal stuff like that.
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I use Carbonite and have no complaints. I like the fact that it begins backing up a document as soon as I close it.

It's AUTOMATIC, which means I don't forget it. All the hard drives in the world are no good if you don't initiate the backup.

Carbonite rulz


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
I use Carbonite and have no complaints. I like the fact that it begins backing up a document as soon as I close it.

It's AUTOMATIC, which means I don't forget it. All the hard drives in the world are no good if you don't initiate the backup.

Carbonite rulz


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I also use carbonite like Al. It works.
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Digital Pro, Kim Komando has Carbonite as a sponsor.

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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
I don't know much about cpu's as people go but backing up your own stuff is pretty easy and you don't run the risk of a third party viewing your stuff or worse hacking into your personal information.
Files (even just digital photos) have gotten so big that the only practical backup you can do at home is a portable hard drive.

This is great, provided you remember to back it up, and then provided you don't store the drive in the same place as your PC. Fire, flood, theft, etc.

So now you are carrying your hard drive back and forth from home to work. This is great, provided that somebody doesn't steal it out of your office, or maybe out of your car while you stop to grab a starbucks.

Of course even if you do all that, you might get a virus that infects not only your PC, but also your backed up data...

I use mozy.
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Backing up home stuff is OK to a point. I can't do it anymore. Most of the online stuff is ok for a few hundred megs. I've got about 3TB of data, music, photo's etc, I backup to (2) 2TB externals. One I take to work with me and leave it there. That drive gets backed up every other month. For really important stuff I also backup to DVD. Which don't always work after 3-4 years
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