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Oh Oh………..

"Unfortunately, I still have 7 months left on my warranty, and I wasn't about to void that. I was left with only one option, so I tearfully formatted 100Gb worth of data.

All songs that I've been collecting for 5 years now...
All my documents since 2001...
All my papers...
All my movies (which includes some of the greatest films ever made)...
All my pictures (a lot of which I can never get the hard copies again)...
All my games...
All my projects...

Gone. I'm so sad and I feel like crying"


The immortal words of Chxta.  (Even though he was only joking at the time)

However, this is a scary thought.  One power surge, one flick of the switch, one wrong turn, and whoosh. All gone. In the blink of an eye. I remember in 2004, just before I came to England, my laptop was stolen. I am still felling the effects on that till today, I lost SO MUCH data.

Anyway, when I got here, I got a copy of Norton Ghost, which I used to backup my data to an external USB drive, which was ok, although it meant leaving the PC on at night.

Anyway, now, online backup seems to be the way to go.  Data Deposit box seem to be a good example, easy to setup, easy to use, and it backs up your data when your PC is idle. you also get the added advantage of access to your files from other locations through secure links (Have you ever tried to send a large MP3 file or video), and you can access previous versions of your documents. And for $2 a month, at the current exchange rate, it's not a bad idea at all.

Previously, this kind of service was only offered to businesses but Data Deposit Box and other providers have begun to provide service to individuals at competitive prices.

2 comments:

  1. A Computer Whizz kid. We learn from u guys daily. Online backup huh? Will have a look at the Data Deposit Box.

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