Let’s talk about the B word. No one likes to say the B word but I think it’s time we start. Backup, there I said it.
Say it with me now, Backup, Backup, Backup. Not as bad as you thought, right?
“I’ll backup my photos tomorrow” “I thought you were backing up the computer” “Doesn’t it backup automatically”
This sound familiar to you or have you said any of these? It’s okay if you have and for some of you it’s not too late to save your photos and documents.
One of the hardest conversations I have as an IT professional is explaining to a user that their data is lost. Years of family photos, company financial data, and original artwork are just some of the losses I’ve seen first hand. While data recovery services do exist I can tell you the starting price is $700 and even had a customer pay over $2000 to get his data back.
Backing up doesn’t need have complicated or expensive. There are many online options today that take headache out of ensuring your data is safe.
BackBlaze is by far my favorite. The interface, price, and ease of use are hard to beat. Their product automatically backs up your data securely to their data centers. If you’re worried about your data’s security, don’t! You can add your own private encryption key that NEVER gets sent to BackBlaze.
In the event that youe hard drive dies you can restore your data to the repaired computer just by logging and downloading it. Not good enough? There is also a “locate my computer” feature so if yours is lost or stolen you’ll be able to see if it been turned on and connected to the internet. You can get the IP address and map it to turn over to the police.
Not impressed? Maybe this will get you. This service only cost $5 per month. You can even get it cheaper if you pay for the entire year (or two) up front! Have multiple computer? Manage them all from one account.
I’ve used all kinds of different backup products and BackBlaze has the right features, right price, and a really cool logo. How can you top that? If you have photos, documents, or other important documents to save this product can put your mind at ease.
I’ll cover installation and configuration in another post. In the meantime if you have question please contact me via email or give my a call!
*Disclaimer* I am a BackBlaze affiliate. This means if you buy the product through my link I get credit for the sale. I believe in this product and that is why I choose to endorse them in this fashion. If you have questions or concerns please call or email me.