For those that work with sensitive data it is mandatory that they will think about backing up their data sooner or later. This is something that should be done by anyone that feels the need for more security over the data that they are working with. The problem is that there are not too many people out there that will take this seriously and many of them actually think that something like this will never get to happen to them.
If you are someone that thinks the same way, then I think it is time to wake up and realize that you could be next. In this article, we will try to underline some of the ways through which you will be able to keep your data safe by learning how to backup hard drive.
First of all if you are someone that is using Windows XP, you should not that there is a special utility that you can make use of in order to back your data using your CD-Writer. After doing so, you will need to locate X: VALEADDMSFTNTBACKUP, where “X” is the drive letter of your CD-Writer. As such, proceed on and find the file called NT Backup.msi.
After you will have the utility installed, you will realize that it was installed in the group called system tools. After that, just locate it and click “Backup”. A wizard will start and you will be guided through this process and be informed with the steps that you have to take. After that, you will see that Windows will create a backup of all of the data that is on your HDD and will have a recovery disk created for booting purposes.
They are very good ways of saving your entire drive’s info and in case of something will go wrong, you will be able to get your data back easily.
Of course, if you don’t want to deal with such processes, then you could easily buy a new hard drive, an external one and have all of your data stored on it. Whenever you will want to update it with new data, the software the external HDD comes with will compare the files you have on the external unit and the ones on the internal HDD and copy only those that are not present in the external drive. It’s a smart way of saving time. There are also methods through which you can have all of your data saved on different servers on the internet. This will ensure the fact that if your hard drive is physically damaged, you will still be able to get your data back without any worries. The advantage is that with an online backup service, you can always access your information and change it as per your preferences.