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10. Applications > 96. Build a Better Backup Strategy

Build a Better Backup Strategy

Don’t be blindsided by disk crashes and other disasters. Here’s how to have a backup ready at any time for any reason.

I used to use 3.5-inch disks for backup; to back up my hard drive using that method today would require approximately 98,000 disks. Granted, we don’t use disks for major backup procedures anymore; nonetheless, a lot of the thinking that goes into a backup is still pretty ancient.

I don’t believe any users actually set out on a given day to destroy a functional operating system, but you know as well as I do that it happens. A little tweak here, a Registry edit there, a power surge or perhaps a badly behaved application that trashes the computer. We’ve all been there and when it happens, I can almost guarantee you that if you listen closely you’ll hear something approximating, “Darn. I meant to _ _ _ _ _,” where the blank is whatever backup task you have been putting off.


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