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Backup Article

Outline

  1. TOC
  2. Intro
    • Common Excuses
    • Experience
    • Why Backup
      • Computer Failure - Not If but When
      • History - Posterity
      • The easier it is to create Data, the easier it is to loose it.
    • Your information is important
      • legal/professional
      • memories
      • posterity
  3. Backup
    • What
      • Determine what to backup
        • Where on your computer is data located?
        • Organize where you save your data - Stick with it
        • What not to save
    • When
      • How often does your data change
    • Where
      • Where to keep your backed up data
        • Don't save the data on the computer you are backing up
        • NAS or another computer
          • potential problems
        • Offsite Backups
          • what are they
          • pros
            • Even if your house burns or is completely destroyed, you have not lost your data
          • cons
            • what if the provider of the offsite backup
              • bankrupt
              • government shuts them down
              • Their security system gets compromised or hacked and all your data is stolen or deleted
    • Security
      • why
      • Common misconceptions
      • It is for the reasons you can't think of now
      • don't loose your password, but be smart about it.
  4. Solutions
    • First thing to remember - always changing
    • OpenSource
    • Proprietary
    • Example
  5. Conclusion
  6. Glossary
  7. Index