Computer Backup Essentials? You are in the Right Place! Trust Your Computer Services To The Pros!
This is probably THE most foundational part of equipment in our set up, our data backup.
Honestly, like a car cannot be driven unregistered, so should a computer not be able to be used without a backup and this includes and is especially poignant to Macs, iPhones, Smartphones and iPads as much as the traditional connection with servers, desktops and notebooks.
Raw data is best, as you can access it immediately and there is less likelihood of losing all the data as is possible with a compressed file. Automated is ideal, as we have learnt that whilst people have good intentions to back up all their data, this in practice often gets overlooked or postponed indefinitely.
What type of drives? The most reliable, I only use one manufacturer. Remember, a sealed unit is not as good as an enclosure we can service ourselves, as if the device fails we can still get at all our data in an enclosure. Cloud? Maybe, but in our control is better. Onsite and offsite, in triplicate (i.e. on system, onsite and offsite) is the top shelf solution.
After your Power supply, fast Internet and investing in a high quality system, this is the first step towards a successful set-up.