It happened. Your computer has crashed and all your files are gone. What now? If you’ve used an online storage provider, you can relax. You will be able to quickly access your files, pictures, databases, and reports. However, if you didn’t, then all your files may be gone forever. Here are three mistakes that many businesses and individuals make when using data backup. They are more common than you might think!

#1 Not Using the Service

While this may be fairly obvious, you’d be surprised as how many people purchase online storage and never use it! Data backup isn’t going to do you any good if you don’t utilize the service. Some of the providers will save all your files in real time; this means, as you make changes, they are instantly saved on the provider’s server. You can also set the software to save your files automatically and on a specific schedule. Most will also let you save your files manually.

#2 Not Setting Up the Data Backup to Run Automatically

If you are going to save your files manually, you may find there are days when you don’t get around to it. It only takes a few minutes, but with today’s busy schedules, it’s easy to forget. Setting the software to save all your files automatically or investing in a program and provider that offers real time service is the best way to ensure you will always have your data.

#3 Not Buying Enough Storage

Most of the more expensive data backup providers offer unlimited storage. However, if you choose a free provider or one that charges a monthly fee, you may find the fees go up as your data storage increases. Likewise, you may find that when you try to backup your data and the provider informs you that you’ve reached your limit of space. This is quite common with free providers.

The best way to avoid this is to pay for unlimited storage, especially if you are storing a large number of huge files. It’s simply not worth taking the cheap way out.

In closing, data backup is one of the best investments you can make if you want to make sure you files are safe. Don’t let all your pictures, music or important documents be lost forever.


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