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If your computer got stolen, how much data would you lose? Wedding photos, baby photos, important documents, photos of your recently deceased grandparents?
It’s vitally important that you have a backup solution ready for when disaster strikes, and one backup isn’t enough.
The basic principle of 3-2-1 Backup, is you have 3 copies of your data, stored on 2 different types of media and 1 of them is off site.
A good example of this is having one backup on an external hard drive at your house and an online backup.
This is part 2 of a 2 part series of backing up for your Mac or PC.
Part one for Mac is how to backup using Time Machine and can be viewed by clicking here.
Part one for Windows is how to backup using Windows Backup and can be viewed by clicking here.
There are a number of services you can use for backing up online. My personal favourite is CrashPlan, some others include BackBlaze, Mozy@Home and Dolly Drive. This post will explain how to set up CrashPlan.
Compared to a Local Backup, there are some pros and cons to using cloud backup
Cost: At the time of writing (January 2017), it is $5.25AUD a month for one machine, or $12.50AUD a month for up to 10 computers, including unlimited storage.
They also include a free 30 day trial. The following is how to set it up with the trial (and how to upgrade your account)
Note: This guide includes pictures taken on a Mac, however the process is the same whether you're running Windows or macOS.
Step 1. Go to the Website for CrashPlan: https://www.crashplan.com
Step 2. Click the Try it Free button up the top of the page
Step 3. Click the Download button under the Free section
Step 4. Click Download Crashplan
Step 5. Once it has downloaded, run the installer. It should be in your downloads folder.
Step 6. Once the installer has completed, CrashPlan will open
Step 7. Follow the instructions to create a new account
Step 8. Once you get to the main CrashPlan screen, you can click “Start Backup” next to CrashPlan Australia to backup to the cloud.
Want us to set this up for you? Call us today to arrange an appointment for us to set it up for you.