Presentation on theme: "1 Back Up Your Computer. 2 Back up your files Avoid losing photos, files, data Schedule backups – store backups away from home in case of fire, flood,"— Presentation transcript:
2 Back up your files Avoid losing photos, files, data Schedule backups – store backups away from home in case of fire, flood, tornado, etc Use CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, and other reliable sources of media
3 What to backup Purchased software and music downloaded from the internet Bank records, tax information, financial information Photographs Email address book Personal projects Internet Bookmarks (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc)
4 What media should I use to backup my files? There are several options you can use to backup files. External drives, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive CD/DVD Online backup utilities and storage Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages Find out more at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/whereback up.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/whereback up.mspx
5 Deciding on a method Once you have chosen a media on which to backup your data, you will need to decide how to back it up. If you’re using CDs/DVDs, you can ZIP (compress) the files before copying them. How often will you need to back up? You can copy files to an external hard drive or flash drive Where will you store the backed-up media? Will you use backup software, such as Norton Ghost or Windows Backup Utility?
6 Backup Basics Just because you backup your files once does not mean that you are finished. Write on your calendar or put a reminder on your computer to backup your files routinely. Once per month is a good frequency to backup your files. Store your backup media in a secure location. If you have backed up bank records and tax information, it’s best to put this media (CD, DVD, flash drive) in your safe or lockbox. “Shelf life” for different forms of media vary. Know how long your storage media will last, and check to make sure it contains the data you backed up.
7 Backup Tips The following web addresses provide very helpful information in addition to this presentation. Protecting your Backup: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/pr otectbackup.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/pr otectbackup.mspx Using the Windows XP Backup Utility http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/ho wbackup.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/ho wbackup.mspx What Media to Select (as linked earlier) http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/wh erebackup.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/wh erebackup.mspx