Data Storage: Steps to Creating a Backup

Creating a Backup
Creating a Backup

We all know that our computer data should be Creating a Backup on a regular basis,

but how many of us actually do that?

Even though we are aware of how important it is to protect our data from loss,

it is often time consuming and inconvenient to get the job done. 

In some cases, it is not done because people are not sure how to make a backup copy or how to update one.

This article will take you through the steps required to set up a basic backup of your system.

Creating a Backup Before You Begin:

When you are ready to start making a backup of your data, you need to do some preliminary work.

The first thing you need to do is decide where you will store your backup copy.

You could store your data on a CD, on a thumb drive or flash drive, on an external hard drive, or on the cloud. 

Most experts recommend that you choose two methods of data storage and create two copies of your important information. 

Once you have chosen your storage methods, you are ready to start creating your backups.

Basic Steps:

If you are a Windows user, you can go to the start button and click on it, then click on Settings, then Updates and Security, then Backup.

The next step is to connect your data storage device and then look for File History and click on Add a Drive. 

This should show a list of devices,

so you can select the device you want and follow the prompts to set up File History to create automatic backups on a schedule you choose.

Remember that you must leave the storage device permanently connected

to your computer so that the automatic backups can be stored there.

Most systems will have a fairly easy-to-follow procedure for creating a backup of your data,

but always make sure that if one method doesn’t accommodate all the files you need automatically, you will need to do it manually on a regular basis.