There are two major types of data backup.
Having partitioned your hard disk, your next task is to decide whether or not to backup your CDrive, which is where your operating and programs are kept. If you think installing operating systems and programs is fun, and look forward to hard disk failures, then skip to the next section. Otherwise, read on.There are many different ways to backup your operating system and programs, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here we will look briefly at two of the more popular systems. Both require your hard disk to be partitioned into two.
To some people, the data on their computer is of very minor importance. If it were all lost tomorrow, they say. Who would care? Not me! For such people, the failure of a hard disk, or the attack of a virus would be the most minor of inconveniences.Such people rarely bother with data backup.For other people, however, losing data can be a catastrophe. Imagine that you have spent six years writing a book, and just as you are about to type the last full stop onthe last page, the computer crashes. Six years of work disappears
and along with it goes years of music, emails and family photos. The loss can, for some people, be devastating.So the question of whether or not to backup is of highest importance.If you decide to backup, the major part of your task as sysad is to discover what your computers users want backed up, and then to learn how to back it up. For instance, do your family members want to their emails backed up? If so, then you need todiscover how to do this. Each computer - or even each user - can require a different method, depending on what email software is used. The best time - sometimes the only time - to do this is before the computer crashes or the virus hits!
Decide a backup policy for your family computer, then find out about the methods for doing it.
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