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Backups (Part 2): Backup Methods

Since you understand the importance of backing up your files, and decided which files are worth backing up, you need to determine how you will backup the data. The amount of data that you want to back up plays an important role in this decision. External Hard Drive External hard drives offer the same functionality […]

May 30, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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Backups (Part 1): Why Bother?

The hard drive is the part of the computer where all of your data is stored. Unfortunately, the hard drive is also the part of your computer which has the highest likelihood of breaking unexpectedly.  As shown by a 2007 Google study (of hundreds of thousands of hard drives in their data center), there is […]

May 16, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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CrashPlan Unable to Connect to the Local Backup Engine

If you are presented with the “Unable to Connect to the Local Backup Engine” error screen, follow these steps to get CrashPlan working again. 1. Start > Run > type “services.msc” and hit Enter 2. Find “CrashPlan Backup Service” in the list of services and double-click on it. 3. Click the Start button to ensure […]

September 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More