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Sharing on Backups including why you should consider backups to a remote location. Presented at ICT Sharing during Contact Time on 22 Feb 2010 by Jeffrey Chua

Sharing on Backups including why you should consider backups to a remote location. Presented at ICT Sharing during Contact Time on 22 Feb 2010 by Jeffrey Chua

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  • 1. Backups A sharing by Jeffrey Chua ICT Subcommittee 22 February 2010
  • 2. Definition of Backup
    • a backup or the process of backing up refers to making copies of data so that these additional copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
    Definition extracted from WIKIPEDIA
  • 3. In Teaching
    • Hours to do lesson preparation, creating resources and etc.
    • Such data can be considered as our LIVELIHOOD .
    • They are very PRECIOUS data.
    • Despite this, people do not back up.
  • 4. “ My computer and my hard drive can live forever.”
    • There are 2 type of hard drives.
      • Ones that have failed.
      • Ones that will fail.
    • Increase your chances by having additional copy of your precious data in another media storage area (eg. External hard drive)
  • 5. “ Phew, I always save my data in my external hard drive.”
    • The keyword in the definition of backup is ADDITIONAL COPY .
  • 6. “ I am too busy to back up my stuff now, maybe…”
    • Your backups are only as useful as the last time they were run .
    • You need to have good personal backup practices
      • Either do it manually and regularly
      • Or use Setup-And-Leave-it backup software.
  • 7. Setup-And-Leave-It
    • 3 rd Party Software
      • Back2zip or JustZIPit (FREE WARE) (ZIP)
      • Software that comes with the external drive.
    • Windows XP http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx
    • Mac OS (Time Machine) http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#timemachinebasics
  • 8. “ My computer is impregnable”
    • There are viruses that can wipe out all your data in your computer.
    • Computer data do get corrupted at times.
    • Natural Disaster/ Calamity
    • Good to have additional copy of your precious data
    • 2 nd chance….
  • 9. Backup & proximity
    • Backup copies are normally in close proximity with your computer.
    • In the event of a disaster….. Very likely everything will be GONE
    • Good practice – Keep backup remotely… Try ONLINE backup
  • 10. ONLINE Backup Portable Drive Precious Data Desktop Drive Online Storage Online Storage sync backup backup sync Same Vicinity Remote Server
  • 11. ONLINE Backup Portable Drive Precious Data Desktop Drive Online Storage Online Storage sync backup backup sync Your backups are vulnerable Calamity or Accident! Only your Remote Backups will be safe! Same Vicinity Remote Server
  • 12. ONLINE Backup
    • Backup your data to a remote location
    • Uploaded over broadband ( very Convenient connection )
    • Your data is encrypted when it leaves your computer AND when it travels over the internet. ( Safe )
    • Only ~SGD 70 per year for peace of mind.
    http://www.mozy.com http://www.backblaze.com http://www.crashplan.com
  • 13. Backup and Sync Portable Drive Precious Data Desktop Drive Online Storage Online Storage sync backup backup sync
  • 14. Backup and Sync Jeffrey’s Laptop (master) Jeffrey’s External Drive Set 1 Set 2 BACK UP 40 precious files 40 precious files COPY EVERYTHING
  • 15. Backup and Sync Jeffrey’s Laptop Jeffrey’s External Drive Set 1 Set 2 Sync Document A Document A Only COPY Document A I created a new document 40 precious files 40 precious files COPY EVERYTHING
  • 16. Backup and Sync Jeffrey’s Laptop Jeffrey’s External Drive Set 1 Set 2 Sync Document A Document A Only copy updated Document A I added a paragraph 41 precious files 41 precious files
  • 17. ONLINE Sync
    • Your data is duplicated across multiple computers automatically!
    • FREE solutions available
    http://www.dropbox.com http://www.sugarsync.com
  • 18. Summary
    • Manually – you must be disciplined and do it regularly
    • Or, use free Setup-And-Leave-It solution for your backup
    • Invest in ONLINE backup for an additional level of safety and greater peace of mind!
    • With this, I will want to end my presentation, but before I end….
  • 19. My Backup Even if you cannot remember anything today, I hope that you should at least remember to backup your data if you have not already done so today 