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David ShinkfieldComputer Learning   Center at Ewing    February 2010
Backing up your computer Why do we back up? What to back up? How often to back up? What will we back up to, and what w...
Reasons to Back Up your computer1.   Your digital photos are priceless2.   Your music library took you a lifetime to compi...
Our Purpose To create a copy of our private and personal  information so that we can recover it regardless  of the disast...
What should we back up?      In simple terms – everything,        but let’s be more specific
Where is this information stored?                        3.5 inches
Some Definitions The size of the filing room – or the  size of your hard disk is measured in  BYTES    1000 bytes = 1 Ki...
How information is stored in ourcomputer (on our Hard Disk)                                • My                           ...
Your data Stored in My Documents     Photos of grand-         kids, your financial         data, your music library• You...
How much room do I need for myback up• Firstly, My  Documents• Click Start. Right click  on My Documents and  select Prope...
How much room do I need for myback upHow much storage do Ineed for my Back Up• Firstly, My           You will you’re  Docu...
How much room do I need for myback up Secondly, My Favorites       Thirdly, your Email and  or Bookmarks                ...
How much room do I need for myback upSo, in summary My Documents             1 GB Favorites or Bookmarks   0.25 GB Emai...
How much can I store         Digital        Digital     Digital    DVD           Video         Music          Photos      ...
What will we back up to?     External Hard Disks     Flash Drive     CD or DVD     On Line back up
External Hard DisksCost     $60 - $150Capacity 60GB – 1000GBSpeed          FastAdvantage
Flash Drive Cost        $10 - $60 Capacity    1GB – 32GB Speed       Fast Advantage
CD or DVD Cost     $0.10 - $3 Capacity 650MB – 8GB Speed   Medium Fast Advantage
On-Line back up Cost    2GB – Free(Unlimited $60 per year) Capacity 2GB – unlimited Speed   Slow Advantage
On-Line back upRecommendation from PC  World www.Mozy.com/home “Once you set it up, it  quietly backs up your files  in ...
What will we back up to?             External Drive    Flash Drive    CD or DVD          On-Line                          ...
External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Ba...
Windows Back-Up Wizard Click Start, then All  Programs, then  Accessories, then System  Tools and then Backup This opens...
Windows Back-Up Wizard
External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Ba...
External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic
External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Ba...
Replicator Automatically backup files, directories, even entire  drives! Karens Replicator copies selected files from  on...
Replicator
Replicator
Replicator
What about backing up theOperating System and Programs                                • My                                ...
How to restore your dataIf you get a virus, and your computer won’t boot, youmay need to reinstall Windows. If you have a...
My recommended Back Up Plan
My recommended Back Up Plan1. Divide the hard disk in your computer into two   “partitions”. This is like having two file ...
My recommended Back Up Plan Buy an external USB drive
My recommended Back Up Plan Buy a USB External drive Create three “partitions” on the external USB drive          E: Dri...
My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive                      C: Drive                      D: Drive         Windows and ...
My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive                     C: Drive                       D: Drive         Windows and ...
My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive                     C: Drive                      D: Drive         Windows and P...
How to Recover your filesComputer Drive                     C: Drive                      D: Drive         Windows and Pro...
In SummaryThe three basic rules of “safe” computing1. Install an Anti Virus program on your computer   and make sure that ...
In Summary
In SummaryThe three basic rules of “safe” computing1. Install an Anti Virus program on your computer   and make sure that ...
www.ewingsnet.com
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What Sex is myComputer – male orfemale
The men decided that theComputer is female because No one but their creator understands their internal  logic Even the s...
The women, however, believedthat computers are male because In order to do anything with them, you have to  turn them on...
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Backing up your computer

  1. 1. David ShinkfieldComputer Learning Center at Ewing February 2010
  2. 2. Backing up your computer Why do we back up? What to back up? How often to back up? What will we back up to, and what will it cost? How to make it (almost) automatic Backing up the Operating System and Programs Security and your computer
  3. 3. Reasons to Back Up your computer1. Your digital photos are priceless2. Your music library took you a lifetime to compile3. Your brilliant thoughts—lost forever!4. Protect your digital filing cabinet5. You can take your laptop almost anywhere (but it’s not invincible)6. Hard disks don’t last forever7. Viruses, worms, and malware, oh my!8. Disaster strikes9. Data recovery is pricey and it doesn’t always work Thanks to PC Magazine
  4. 4. Our Purpose To create a copy of our private and personal information so that we can recover it regardless of the disaster that strikes. Secondly, to return the computer to its working condition as easily as possible.
  5. 5. What should we back up? In simple terms – everything, but let’s be more specific
  6. 6. Where is this information stored? 3.5 inches
  7. 7. Some Definitions The size of the filing room – or the size of your hard disk is measured in BYTES  1000 bytes = 1 Kilobyte (KB)  1000 Kilobytes (KB) = 1 Megabyte (MB) 1400 KB or • 1000 Megabytes (MB) = 1 Gigabyte 1.4 MB (GB) Typical hard drive today between 200 and 500 GB
  8. 8. How information is stored in ourcomputer (on our Hard Disk) • My Documents Windows Your • Favorites or XP,Vista Programs Bookmarks Data • Email and or 7 contacts Word, Excel, Quicken, Firefox, Picasa etc., etc.Supplied on a CD This is information unique toor DVD, or with computer when you of grand-kids, Installed with you – photos buy it (andsome computers, Restore Disk), bought later on included on the your financial data, your a CD or downloaded from the Interneta Restore Disk. emails and contacts, your music library etc.
  9. 9. Your data Stored in My Documents  Photos of grand- kids, your financial data, your music library• Your emails and contacts • Storage location depends on email program• Favorites or Bookmarks • C:Documents and SettingsUser NameFavorites
  10. 10. How much room do I need for myback up• Firstly, My Documents• Click Start. Right click on My Documents and select Properties• Select General tab• The size of My Documents is shown
  11. 11. How much room do I need for myback upHow much storage do Ineed for my Back Up• Firstly, My You will you’re Documents probably find that My Documents file is about 1 GB
  12. 12. How much room do I need for myback up Secondly, My Favorites  Thirdly, your Email and or Bookmarks Contacts This is a small file and  For most people, this it will be less than 0.25 also is a small file and will be less than 0.5 GB GB
  13. 13. How much room do I need for myback upSo, in summary My Documents 1 GB Favorites or Bookmarks 0.25 GB Email and Contacts 0.5 GB Total 1.75 GB
  14. 14. How much can I store Digital Digital Digital DVD Video Music Photos Videos Quality games (MP3) (JPEG) Hours of Movies (2 Number of Hours of Number of videos hours) exciting high quality brilliant Quantity of games music digital 2 hour DVD photos movies100 GB 1,665 32,000 100 25 50500 GB 8,330 160,000 500 125 250
  15. 15. What will we back up to?  External Hard Disks  Flash Drive  CD or DVD  On Line back up
  16. 16. External Hard DisksCost $60 - $150Capacity 60GB – 1000GBSpeed FastAdvantage
  17. 17. Flash Drive Cost $10 - $60 Capacity 1GB – 32GB Speed Fast Advantage
  18. 18. CD or DVD Cost $0.10 - $3 Capacity 650MB – 8GB Speed Medium Fast Advantage
  19. 19. On-Line back up Cost 2GB – Free(Unlimited $60 per year) Capacity 2GB – unlimited Speed Slow Advantage
  20. 20. On-Line back upRecommendation from PC World www.Mozy.com/home “Once you set it up, it quietly backs up your files in the background as you work. The first full back up can take days, but you will barely notice it after that” PC World
  21. 21. What will we back up to? External Drive Flash Drive CD or DVD On-Line Large-Huge Cost $60 - $150 $10 - $60 $0.10 - $3 each $60 per year Capacity Large Medium Small Small-Medium Speed Fast Fast Fast Slow Advantage
  22. 22. External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Back-up software.• If not, there are free programs that work well. I use Replicator, developed by Karen Kenworthy (http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator. asp or just Google Replicator)
  23. 23. Windows Back-Up Wizard Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools and then Backup This opens the Wizard(Right clicking on Backupand select Send toDesktop will create ashortcut on the Desktop)
  24. 24. Windows Back-Up Wizard
  25. 25. External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Back-up software.• If not, there are free programs that work well. I use Replicator, developed by Karen Kenworthy (http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator. asp or just Google Replicator)
  26. 26. External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic
  27. 27. External Drive back upHow to make it (almost) automatic Windows includes a Back-Up Wizard• Drives frequently come with Back-up software.• If not, there are free programs that work well. I use Replicator, developed by Karen Kenworthy (http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator. asp or just Google Replicator)
  28. 28. Replicator Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karens Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of folder and file deletions.
  29. 29. Replicator
  30. 30. Replicator
  31. 31. Replicator
  32. 32. What about backing up theOperating System and Programs • My Documents Windows Your • Favorites or XP or Programs Bookmarks Data • Email and Vista contacts • Windows Back Up Wizard allows you to back up all the information on your computer • Programs such as Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image enable you to create an “image” of your hard drive
  33. 33. How to restore your dataIf you get a virus, and your computer won’t boot, youmay need to reinstall Windows. If you have a Windows CD, and know the Authentication Code, you can boot from the CD and REPAIR Windows. This keeps your data and settings If you have a Restore CD from your computer manufacturer, using it will return your computer to the state when it was new. All your data will be destroyed. You will also need to reinstall any programs that you have added.
  34. 34. My recommended Back Up Plan
  35. 35. My recommended Back Up Plan1. Divide the hard disk in your computer into two “partitions”. This is like having two file cabinets – one for Windows and programs and the second for your data C: Drive D: Drive Windows and Data Programs2. Setting up the disk can be done when new or with programs such as Acronis® Disk Director ($50) or Partition Logic (free)
  36. 36. My recommended Back Up Plan Buy an external USB drive
  37. 37. My recommended Back Up Plan Buy a USB External drive Create three “partitions” on the external USB drive E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image
  38. 38. My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive C: Drive D: Drive Windows and Data Programs Schedule Replicator to back up Data today and every other dayExternal USB Drive E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image
  39. 39. My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive C: Drive D: Drive Windows and Programs Data Schedule Replicator to back up Data tomorrow and every other dayExternal USB Drive E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image
  40. 40. My recommended Back Up PlanComputer Drive C: Drive D: Drive Windows and Programs Data Create an image file ofExternal USB Drive your Windows partition E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image
  41. 41. How to Recover your filesComputer Drive C: Drive D: Drive Windows and Programs DataExternal USB Drive E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image
  42. 42. In SummaryThe three basic rules of “safe” computing1. Install an Anti Virus program on your computer and make sure that it is updated regularly (automatically)2. Install a Firewall on your computer and make sure it is always working3. Update Windows regularly (automatically)
  43. 43. In Summary
  44. 44. In SummaryThe three basic rules of “safe” computing1. Install an Anti Virus program on your computer and make sure that it is updated regularly (automatically)2. Install a Firewall on your computer and make sure it is always working3. Update Windows regularly (automatically) Now add4. Back up your files and data regularly
  45. 45. www.ewingsnet.com
  46. 46. www.ewingsnet.com
  47. 47. What Sex is myComputer – male orfemale
  48. 48. The men decided that theComputer is female because No one but their creator understands their internal logic Even the smallest mistakes are stored for ever for later retrieval As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your income on accessories for it
  49. 49. The women, however, believedthat computers are male because In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on They have a lot of data but cannot think for themselves They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time, they are the problem As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model
  50. 50. Thank youWe hope you enjoyed the talkCome and sign up for our classes, learn more and have fun!

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