How Do I Do a Computer Backup? Is It Worth the Hassle?
Computer back-ups don’t have to be a hassle, and if something catastrophic should happen, you’ll certainly wish you had one! Think of it as insurance- a little work now can save you a whole lot of trouble later.
There are two main styles of back-ups:
There are some programs, like Norton Ghost, that can burn all this information to a DVD for you. Apple’s Time Capsule is an actual hard drive that you can plug in that copies all this information as well.
Remember, a full restore copy/burning process can take hours; there’s a ton of data on your computer, and it all has to be copied! You might want to run these programs overnight.
The best way to stay safe is a combination of both back-up types. An occasional full restore back-up, paired with daily or weekly file back-ups, can save you quite the headache in the long run.