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Why You Should Backup Your CD Collection

Backing up your CD collection is a great way to ensure that you don’t lose your music. Physical media is prone to many issues that digital files are not. CDs can be scratched, lost, or damaged. Without a backup, you may need to repurchase your music. With digital files, you are safe from needing to spend extra money on purchases you already bought once.

What Data Should I Backup?

Backing up your data is important, but it’s important to distinguish which data needs to be backed up. Creating a backup of your entire computer, while ideal, is not practical for most people, especially when using an online backup solution.

For most people, the two most important types of files needed to backup are photos and documents. Programs can be re-downloaded and software re-installed, but photos and documents can easily become irretrievable. One method of making sure your most vital data is stored is to use an online backup solution–such as BackupStuff–to save a specific folder online. If you create a folder that houses a separate copy of your important files, you can set this folder to automatically backup your content.

Other than photos and documents, some other ideas of what you may wish to backup are as follows:

 

  • Music
  • Video game save files
  • Projects created in various programs
  • School Assignments
  • PST or other Email Backups

How to Configure how Often Backups are Saved with BackupStuff

BackupStuff offers a large amount of customization for how your backups are handled. Whether you want to backup your files every fifteen minutes, or you only want to create a backup each month, BackupStuff allows you to do so. A large business with constantly changing files may wish to backup their content frequently, whereas a computer that is only rarely used would need more infrequent backups. To configure your BackupStuff client, please do the following:

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Using Canadian Cloud Storage to Backup Your Pictures


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The way we take photos has changed. Where we used to fill up photo rolls and pay to develop our pictures, most of us have switched to storing our photos digitally—and for good reason. Nearly everyone has a smartphone, iPod, or other device on them that allows in-the-moment pictures to be taken. We can share memories in ways we never used to, and it no longer costs us money to view those pictures after they’re taken.

The problem with keeping our images stored digitally is that they are far more easily lost. The average hard drive lasts between 5-10 years, and many people do not realize that backups need to be made to preserve their data. Even those that do create backups often only keep them in one place, and that place is usually in the same location as the primary storage device.

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3 Signs that your Hard Drive is Failing

When your computer has been running without issue, it can be easy to forget the importance of backing up your data. Even when issues begin to arise, you may not recognize the symptoms of a failing hard drive. Unfortunately, if these issues are left unchecked, it can lead to the loss of important data.

Below are three signs that your hard drive may be on its way out.

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