Computer Backup Systems – Save your files

How can I decide which computer backup system is best for me?

There are a number of ways and there are pros and cons of each backup system.  Here are a few ways:

  • Internet or on-line (i.e, Carbonite, Backblaze, etc)
  • On-line file storage (like OneDrive, Dropbox)
  • Flash drive (some call this a thumb drive – ok for Quickbooks file backup)
  • Sending files to other users through email (would work, but not overly sensible)
  • Saving files to an internet location manually
  • Tape backup – a tape drive is used to store your information on a tape in case of a loss
  • Copy to another computer
  • Save to a backup server in your location (i.e., Time Capsule for Apple users)

Internet Back Up Systems, Option 1 – Carbonite

This has been a real winner for our clients as it’s easy to use, reliable and give you notification that your files are saved (and orange dot indicates the file has not been backed up yet and a green dot indicates the file has been backed up).

For home users and those that do not need to backup an EXTERNAL drive on their computer (for instance, photographers that store photos on external drives), the home version of Carbonite works very well.  Purchase at the link below.

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup