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1 Backing up Your Computer Jamie Leben IT-Works Computer Services Copyright 2010

2 Introduction  Please hold questions to the end  What is a computer back up? –A copy of important computer files  Why back up? –Prevent the loss of important files –Save time, money…… and stress!

3 What to back up: Back up your entire hard drive if backup storage space is adequate Backup selected files: –C:\documents and settings (XP) c:\users (Vista/7) Includes My Documents, Desktop, favorites, Any other locations you store important files

4 Backup types “file” backups –Make a copy files only, not programs Good for deleted files Ok for drive failure- still requires reinstalling windows and programs

5 Backup types “image” backups –Makes a copy of the current windows install, files, programs, and all –Great for drive failure recovery –Sometimes not as handy for deleted file recovery

6 Backup types Try for a backup option that has both file and image backup –Win7/ Vista Pro, Business, Ultimate –Mac Time Machine –Most 3 rd party programs

7 Back up media options Extra hard drive –Internal Add a second drive inside the PC Some notebooks now have 2 drives –External USB hard drive

8 Back up media options CD, DVD, Bluray –Lower capacity than a hard drive, potentially less expensive –Good for long term archives –Check your CD software for backup options

9 Back up media options USB Flash Drive –Inexpensive –Not big enough for many users data (32gb $75, 64GB $150)

10 Back up media options Online backup services –Immediate setup –Great to protect against fire and theft –Great for travel- no extra drive to carry –More expensive over time –Not good with a slow Internet connection –Typically no “image” backup –http://www.carbonite.com/

11 Backup software options Paragon free, Ghost, etc –Good options for XP –If you want features not in Vista/7 Image/ file/ online options Win7/Vista backup –Need pro, business, ultimate for “image” backups, network backups Online services normally use their own software

12 Check your backups! Questions? Thank you! Call IT-Works for backup help – –http://www.i-t-w.com/http://www.i-t-w.com/ Demonstration


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