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Secure your data with a reliable backup plan

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Next time you switch on your device, you could lose everything!!! This statement should make you sit up and take note if you don’t backup.  If ignored, you could be the next data loss casualty.  If your files are important, sentimental, crucial for business and your activities, you should have a backup procedure in place. Learn how to be prepared to restore your files or system should the worst happen.

I get anxious customers hoping I can retrieve their files from their broken computers or faulty drives.  I have been mostly successful in retrieving them, but some have been bitterly disappointed they lost everything.  A tough backup lesson learnt but read on if you do not want to suffer the same loss.

“I back up my files religiously, I pray nothing happens to them.”

Data Loss Causes

Every time you switch on your computer, tablet or phone, there is a possibility of losing all your data through varied reasons, listed below:

Human error.  We all make mistakes and some we cannot undo.  Deleting wrong files or using the device incorrectly can lock you out or remove those beloved pictures and files.  Not reacting properly when issues crop up can see the entire system and files go up to technology heaven.

Hardware damage.  As drives are built into the mainboard, data loss is more common with modern devices.  Power surges, fire, flood, and spillages can all make systems and files go forever.

Drive failure.  As hard drives are mechanical, they are prone to failure.  If knocked when spinning, they can make the whole drive inaccessible.  Solid-state drives are more dependable, but these can also breakdown through no fault of our own.

Cyber-attacks.  Ransomware, malware, viruses are waiting on the internet and sent round the world. Responding to fake company requests or clicking emails can have your data balancing on a data loss tightrope.

Backup options to reduce the chance of data loss.

Several choices are available to limit the danger of loss to a minimum.  A good backup plan will remove the stress and have your systems restored should the worse happen.  The list below starts with the easiest and finishes with the most effective.

Offsite Backup

Use the 3-2-1 Rule

This rule normally provides a stepped restoration approach from quick recoveries to comprehensive cover to deal with most data loss issues.

If you would like more information or help with setting up the best backup for your needs, please contact or book an appointment with PC Kings.

All information is correct at time of writing.

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