Hardware failure, viruses and accidents can all cause data loss. Therefore, regular and complete backups are always recommended. A backup will ensure that you do not lose any important documents or photographs. By allowing us to create a professional backup of your files using backup software, your files can be simply and quickly retrieved in case of a computer failure.
Bring your computer in and we will carry out the service and then contact you when it’s ready for collection.
We will come to you and carry out the service for a fixed cost at your home or workplace.
We advise you on the backup storage that is appropriate for your needs. We will setup a backup service that runs automatically on your computer in the background and backs up all your data either locally or on the cloud or a combination of the two. In the event of data loss, you can replace the affected files using the stored backups quickly and easily.
Information or data on your computer could be lost, if:
• The hard drive in your computer fails
• The data on your computer is corrupted for a variety of reasons
• Your computer is lost or stolen
• Your computer is in a fire or other environmental event
• A virus infects your computer and deletes or corrupts your files
Consider the inconvenience of having to recreate all of the information stored on your computer - how much of it is important to your academic or professional career - and how much of it might actually be irreplaceable.
Back up any information that is important to you. Consider not only the folders where you store the files you create, but also your browser bookmarks/favourites, address book etc.
It's generally not practical or appropriate to back up copies of programs you have installed, but you should always make sure you keep the installation discs or files. This way you will be able to reinstall programs that you own if required.
There are a number of ways to back up your data. They generally fall into two categories, backing up to an external drive or using a third-party backup such as cloud storage.
You should back up your data as soon as you have created enough new files or changes to existing files that if lost would be difficult to recreate. We recommend backing up individual files weekly.
As well as data corruption and loss, data is vulnerable to theft. Below are some suggestions to help protect your computer:
• Never leave your laptop unattended, even for a minute.
• Use a cable lock mechanism to secure your laptop to an immobile piece of furniture.
• Talk to your insurance company about covering your laptop through your home insurance policy.
• Always lock your room, office or car when you leave.
• Never leave valuables in plain view.