The Big Lie of Backing Up Your Everything

Are you a lucky dog?

Regarding the problem of hard drive security, this would mean you have never before experienced a disk data loss causing your documents, movies, or even a collection of external disks going to oblivion. This means you are that 1 of 5 computer person. Luck is something you do not require that much as long as you are prepared, some may think. Get a backup software solution to be your reliable file safety, so nothing gets gone. So, that is the moment I wonder 'Oh, really?'

Have you seen those not so fortunate ones, who did meet a data incident eating their files, folders, and a group of hard drives? Oh, I have. The more I considered things with them, the more often a view proceeded: there were tons of friends who did really set up backup software program before the data bad luck occurred. How is that? Does that mean those programs do not really serve? For all I know, there are enough of nice tools which back up data pretty good. But that is only the half of the process. Backing up is not enough as it is to protect your files. What you require to get secure is a disaster recovery plan.

There is so much bustle around backup that this another part often stays outside of data safety evangelist view. But backing up is not that difficult. Recovering files is when the real trouble comes.

There is an example. Mr. X is into data security. He has got storage to copy his backup there and a program tool to perform the saving job. The data are important docs, private correspondence, and other illegal permit sensible stuff. So, Mr. X encrypts these stuff. After that he sets up his innovative backup software solution to save files to the reliable archive. But there is a thing: he hasn't backed up the encrypting key.

He may have saved it on a smart card that last one is lost or demolished. Or the encryption key was on a PC meeting the blue screen of death. What are Mr. X's chances now to recover the backed up and saved files? Zero (or lower).

Therefore, abandon the encryption. Let's observe we back stuff up from an NTFS to a FAT 32 HDD. A world of repository place on this second one, but what the hell, where did a part of a 5 GB file fly? To the fields of great hunting (FAT 32 does not let files to be larger than 4 GB).

And these are only a couple of varied problems concerning the thing of proper data recover. Hence, next time you keep in mind about a backup tactic, think about a recovery plan too.