How to perform a backup using Cobian Backup
In a previous post about two things every computer needs (read that here, opens in a new window) I discussed, among other things, using portable media as a part of your backup strategy. Today I will show you how you can install, setup, and use Cobian Backup to create your own backup on a portable hard drive (you could also use a portable Solid State Drive). This is part one of a three part series discussing three options we have to do so. All of which are free.
Step 1: Installing and setting up Cobian Backup
Step 2: Setting up a backup job
To create a backup job using Cobian Backup:
Please use the slideshow below as a reference along with the following guidelines. All the pictures are in order to match steps. I would also advise creating multiple backup jobs to match your schedule and your need for redundancy. To begin...
Conclusion: Final steps and suggestions
Backing up your files is one of the most important things you can do in terms of ensuring your memories and business files are properly stored and protected. For business it ultimately is a requirement so that you can more easily recover in the event of an emergency or other disaster. In some business cases it is required by law. Whatever the case may be don't be caught unprepared. It doesn't have to be a costly investment to have proper systems in place to give you peace of mind.
Finally, there are many ways you can back up your files. This is one way you can help yourself form a proper habit that is actually good. Force yourself to set your business computer (or family computer) to back up those important files at regular intervals and then shut down for the night. You'll sleep a whole lot better too.
As always, do good ... inspire greatness!
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