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Backup to Avoid Disaster

To be safe we should 3 backups in at least two different formats for each document. 3-2-1. I recommend a local external hard drive backup, plus an online backup.

Rich McCue

on 23 November 2016

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Transcript of Backup to Avoid Disaster

Backing up Our Computers
to Avoid Disaster

Rich McCue
By Accident - Oops!
Accidental Deletion of a file
Misplacement of a CD
User Error
How does someone lose 10 years of photos?
Hardware Failure
Hard Drive Failure
Data Corruption
Viruses / Worms
This could never happen to me!?
How can we protect our documents, photographs & data?
Types of Backups
DVD Burner
DVD's = 4.7gb or 2,100 photos
Store Backup DVD's "Off Site!!!"
No Auto Backup
USB Flash Drive
Store between 32gb & 256gb of data
Cost: $9 to $72
Have at least 2 for "Off Site Backup"
No auto backup
External Hard Drive
Store between 1tb & 3tb of data
Cost: $80 to $140
Have at least 2 for "Off Site Backup!!!"
Auto Backup!
On-Line Backup
Store between 17GB, 100GB, & unlimited data
Cost: Free to $5 per month
Inherently "Off Site"
Auto Backup!
Google Drive, Dropbox, CrashPlan
Francis Ford Coppola's
laptop stolen
"Film director Francis Ford Coppola has appealed for the return of his COMPUTER BACKUP DEVICE following a robbery at his house in Argentina on Wednesday."
What Rich has his Parents do...
1. On-Line Backup!
2. Hard Drive Backup
Free to $4 / month
15gb / 100gb
Free to $5 / month
?? / unlimited
$80 to $140
3-2-1 Backup:
3 Copies in
2 Different Formats
1 Off-Site
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