Take Advantage of Backup For Computers or Perish ### Defining Backup The term backup, in reference to computer jargon, is defined as a second copy of files you may be afraid to lose if your computer were to crash. These type of files may include important personal, work, or financial information. Another way to describe backup is a disk or tape that contains a copy of data. Most people who have backups of programs or files, store them separately from the original. That way they are in a safe place and can't get confused with other tapes or disk. Computer techs and anyone that knows anything about computers will tell you that one of the cardinal rules in using computers is to backup your files regularly. Even the most reliable computer is apt to break down eventually, no matter how careful you are. That's just one example of how your data might get lost. There are a number of computer threats out there that could result in the loss of data. Some for example are flood, fire, theft, accidental deletion, computer viruses, and others. The loss of important data or files could mean hours of frustration, costly replacement, and even significant revenue loss for big businesses. ### How to Backup Computer Files You can backup your computer files by using operating system commands, or by buying a special-purpose backup utility. Special backup programs compress the data to save space, allowing you to have fewer disks to keep track of. The operating system is the most important program that runs on a computer. Operating systems help run other programs, and perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices. Peripheral devices can be either external or internal and are not part of the essential computer. Commands are instructions that you give to your computer to perform specific tasks. A good place to get started, if you plan on backuping your files yourself, and by using the operating system is www.commands.com. On this website you find links to all kinds of computer websites that will help you with anything and everything from basic commands for your operating system to technical support, registry problems, and even online computer training courses. ### Online Backup Assistance With our vastly expanding internet, you can find plenty of websites focused on computer backup and how its done. There are even websites that will assist you in walking you through the steps to backup your own files. One of them is www.systemrecovery.com. They sell web-based, automated data backup software with scheduled daily backup, data recovery, system repair, and data archiving. Another website focused mainly on businesses in the US is www.amerivault.com. They specialize in automated online backup and recovery solutions. They can backup local and remote servers and send data offsite instantly. One more popular website is www NovaStor.com. They provide data backup services, including complete PC backup, network backup, online backup, and full disaster recovery.
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