A copy of each and every file on a computer is called a backup. There are various reasons for a person to backup their computer. If you have a backup then it is evident that data from your computer is protected. There are many instances of human mistakes and deletion of some files which can never be bought back. These can be an old photograph, video, etc. which are irreplaceable.
For the above situation, if there is a backup of those deleted files, then there is no problem, but if no backup is made then it can be frustrating for the user. To avoid that frustration, backup computer is very commonly used by most of the people. In fact, to add more security, backup is made in different storage devices like the hard disk, pen drive, etc. This is because, if one of these devices get damaged by any reason, the other would have the backup and one can restore his files back to his computer. A backup can have huge benefits to businesses as well as individuals. Business information and personal files are of lot of importance for the stakeholders.
Your computer can hold two main types of files depending upon their use. These files are the ones which are kept for own use and these are updated on frequent intervals. The next type consist of those applications and programs which make up the whole working of the computer and these are needed by the computer to run its basic functions and also need updates regularly. Both of these files can be backed up depending on their significance.
Intervals for back up of files can be weekly, monthly or daily which depends on the user. It is important to back up each and every file from the initial stage and the upgrades must also be dealt with the same importance.
There is a provision of a back up hard drive that is built in some computers. This second hard drive within the computer is beneficial to some extent but if compared to an external storage hard drive, it is not as beneficial. In fact, the price of an external hard drive is low as compared to built in one and it can be separately kept safely which is a security in situations of physical damage to the computer.
There are some very simple steps that have to be followed to backup computer. Also, there is a need for some extra hardware to secure the contents of the computer. In addition, there are various software’s available which make available all the easy steps for backup. For avoiding manual backup, these softwares can be used for utmost convenience. Some features like full image backup that backs up the whole disk or the whole device and recover it fast in case of deletion. These softwares are supported by almost every operation system such as Windows, Mac OS, Android, IOS etc. Backup can also be done on the smart phones which are vigorously increasing in usage these days. One of these softwares is the Acronis True image software.