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Having duplicate copies of your most important information saved in a remote location keeps it safe in case anything goes badly wrong with your computer. Files can be lost without warning by a number of ways such as the following … Computer crashes – always happen when you least need it, and can lead to data loss especially if this happens often.Virus Infection – aggressive malicious viruses can corrupt files and disable computers. Hard drive failure – hard drives have a finite lifetime and can fail suddenly and without warning. The sudden death of a hard drive can cause the painful loss of months or years of irreplaceable files and the timing can be catastrophic – if this happens close to a deadline it could be a disaster. Often this can be electrical interruption or from power surges. Physical computer damage – your files are more at risk if you

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If you have important data –especially companies, then you MUST have more than one copy of that data. Computer hard disks store your information magnetically and if that process is damaged, or the disk suffers electrical or physical damage then your data could be lost. I see cases every week where the client’s hard disk is not working. In some cases the disk has to be sent to a lab to rebuild the disk to retrieve the data and this can cost 500€ or more. A simple backup system that is automatically activated at a day and time of your choosing can prevent this kind of loss which may be devastating. Different operating systems have different ways of dealing with backups but being in control of such measures will ensure peace of mind. A true backup is not just copying your documents to another disk, it should be of the