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Why Backing Up is Essential: The Top Five Benefits to Data Backup

Why Backing Up is Essential: The Top Five Benefits to Data Backup

By RossBackup (506 words) | Posted in Common Sense on July 09, 2014

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There are times in life when having a backup not only serves as peace of mind, but also as a tool for continued success. For instance, when sky diving you probably want a backup parachute for those “just in case” scenarios. While losing your data may not feel as catastrophic as launching yourself out of a plane without a spare parachute, it can be detrimental to both your personal and professional life.

1. Quick Access to Files

One of the greatest things about backing up data is the ease at which you are able to retrieve files and information. When you back up data, you have the ability to access specific files in seconds. If using a cloud storage system, you not only have quick access to data, but you are able to access this data from any location with an Internet connection. 

2. Protection Against Power Failures

Sometimes, your computer is susceptible to damage that is beyond your control. Whether it is an extreme storm or a random blackout, power outages have the potential to demolish the hard drive of your computer. Regularly backing up, or allowing a system to back up, your data ensures that you need not worry about power issues resulting in the loss of your important information.

3. Added Anti-Virus Protection

Undoubtedly you are aware of the havoc that Internet viruses can wreak on your computer. Unfortunately, the amount of and devastation caused by viruses continues to grow and if affected, all of your documents and files may be permanently destroyed within a few hours time. Of course using an anti-virus software is one way to help eliminate or lessen the risk of threats caused by viruses, but performing routine backups on your files is an added measure of security against the threat of Internet viruses.

4. Safeguard Against Failed Hard Drive

The number of reasons that a hard drive may fail are vast and varied. Some hard drives begin to malfunction when certain parts become worn or otherwise damaged. Additionally, not all hard drives simply crash instantaneously, some hard drives erode gradually over a longer period of time. It does not matter whether your hard drive falls victim to the popular head crash or if parts of the hard drive become defective in a gradual succession because the result is the same in both instances, data loss.

5. Recovery if Operating System Fails

The majority of computer crashes are caused due to OS failures and there are numerous reasons that your OS may crash. Some operating systems fail due to improperly allocating memory space while others may fail as a result of software corruption or multiple application errors that compound over time. A backup is incredibly efficient when it comes to keeping your information in the event of an OS crash.

Because you rely on your computer and the data stored within for so much, doesn't it make sense to do all you can to protect your data? Let us assist you in insuring your data against the potential threats to your information.

Comments (1)

Rockford posted on: September 7, 2016

I learned a lot about data backup services by reading this article. It was cool to learn that data backup services helps to add protection against viruses. I hope that I can remember this article if I ever run a company.

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