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Nov
09

Without An Online Backup System You’re Toast

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No one appreciates a safe online backup system any more that I do.

Years ago, when I purchased a Mac lap top with 50 gig, it was a dream come true.  But, the dream didn’t last long.  The demand for more space on my hard drive became evident very quickly when I began to design for the craft and gift industries.

I was encouraged to pick up an external hard drive because I could transfer my large files and save my gigabytes.  After my purchase, I promptly transferred 4 years of art work from my lap top on to my new external hard drive.

I was set.  That was until one of my grands knock my external hard drive off my desk onto the floor. (Of course no one has ever admitted to the mishap.  Would you?)  My heart went sick when I reconnected the hard drive and discovered that everything was lost.

All my hard work was toast.

When I began to blog… I was delighted to find that codexWordPress.org  had a database backup plug in.  It’s called WordPress Database Backup.  However, I was disappointed to discover that it only saves the core WordPress files.  Plug-ins and such are not protected.

Automatic WordPress BackUp is also a plugin developed by a another group.  The data is automatically stored on an server such as Amazon S3.    However, AWPB it’s not compatible with all servers out there.

Even though I had WordPress Database Backup on my blog sites, I didn’t feel very secure so I went investigating and found Mozy.  What I like about this online back up system is that it not only saves my WordPress files… it saves everything digital.

Better still… It backs ups files continuously and saves them on servers away from my home.

For only a small fee.. I have peace of mind that my digital files are safe with Mozy.  I’m sure there are several off site database backup systems available to you… but I recommend Mozy online backup system.  You don’t want your online business to end up toast for the lack of a secure Internet backup system.

Til Later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  What Online backup service do you use and why do you prefer it?

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Categories : Internet Basics

Comments

  1. What a valuable piece of information here!

    I have a hard drive but will check out the online back-up system too.

    Patricia

  2. I met a man that works for Mozy. He is the one that retrieves your files for you. I can’t even imagine what their system is like. They do a big business.

    It really is a safe way to go and so reasonably priced.

  3. Personally, Kathy, I haven’t heard a bad word about Mozy. Not one.

    My soon-to-be son-in-law is an internet technology genius (no exaggeration, he is) and he highly recommends Mozy to his clients. It’s a very reasonably-priced “safety valve” expenditure and I really believe it’s helped a lot of people to sleep better at night. 🙂

    G-R-E-A-T advice,
    Melanie

  4. Kathryn says:

    Thanks Melanie, Sheila and Patrica for your comments. I think this information is so important because loosing everything may cost someone their entire business.

  5. Dinah says:

    Thanks Kathryn for the good advice and reminder as well.It really frustrates when data is lost because it happened to me once.I have hard alot about Mozy and also read articles as well but i have never tried it out because i use an online backup solution called Safecopy online backup.This online backup system is cost effective because for only $50 a year and with 200GB, i can backup multiple computers on a single account.And am also offered a free unlimited 3GB trial version for life.So if i delete anything by mistake,i can recovery them back by just a few clicks because Safecopy backup stores deleted files forever.