Backing up your computer, especially backing up your home computer used to be very time consuming and expensive. You would buy a tape drive or burn a bunch of cds. It made it very difficult to create a continuous backup on the cheap. Carbonite’s latest backup service changes that. For just $50 a year you get unlimited backups that are securely stored at a safe remote location.
Setting up your online back up is easy. You install Carbonite’s easy backup software which only takes a few minutes. Then you select which folders and files you want to back up. Because of the limits of broadband connections the first backup takes several days to complete. After the first backup is complete it only takes a few minutes to sync files that have changed.
This is the easiest backup service I have found and it is extremely affordable.
Additional backup options including doing a local backup to a second computer or external hard drive but then if your computers are stolen or disaster strikes you’re out of luck.
Another computer backup option is setting up a VPN and doing a remote backup to another location. This is doable but you must monitor the connection and make sure the backups are being completed properly.
Again, using Carbonite’s backup service is the easiest way to protect your personal files and your business information saved on each computer. At only $50 a year it’s worth the piece of mind you get knowing that if your computer goes up in smoke you can quickly recover your important data without hassle.
There is a free 15 day trial for the backup service. Click on this link to try it out.
Brad Anderson is the Executive Director and Founder of Fruition. Brad’s focus is supporting Fruition’s team to enable sustainable growth and excellent client satisfaction (EBITDA growth). With a strong statistical background, Brad built Fruition’s in-house software that is used to manage client success.
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