In this age, the computer is an essential device that is used in almost every place. Many people save their data on different drives on the computer which include personal as well as professional information. Usually, it is believed that data stored on a computer are much safe as no one can access it than the owner. However, due to a thousand reasons the system or drives can get crashed which may lead to loss of the concerned data and hence those who possess some valuable data needs to have a proper backup of all the data.
Primarily there are two types of backup which are known as File backup and system backup. One needs to understand both of them.
First one is the file backup. As per this backup one can store his images, files, videos and important documents in different forms. This is an easy method to create the backup. The second backup is system backup where the partitions of drives, videos, applications and presentations are stored. Therefore it is called the system backup. It is a little complex method of backup creation and also takes time. It also requires ample storage on different devices.
The latest option is the use of the external hard drive. There are hard drives available in the market with different capacities, and one can use a device that can suit his requirement. If the device has enough space one can store lots of images, videos, songs, files, applications and much more. One needs to keep it in a safe place so that the backup can be safe and secured.
One more option is to save the backup files on cloud storage. It is also known as a virtual backup. In the case where one cannot carry the hard drive or not allowed to have access to the hard drive, one can download or upload the data to the cloud storage with the help of the internet. What one needs to do is to have an account on the cloud storage. Once the user account is created, one can upload all the concerned files to the online cloud storage where one just needs to copy all the types of files. Usually, the online cloud storage has a space of 5GB to 15 GB which is free of cost from the service provider. In case one needs to have more space one can buy the same from the service provider at a little cost. Once the online account is signed in one just needs to synchronise the files. Once the synchronisation is started, it automatically adds the files to the cloud. The best part is, one can access the backup files from any corner of the world. However, one needs to see that he needs to keep the account ID and password safe, so that no one can take an undue advantage of the cloud storage pertaining to the concerned user. There are numerous providers of cloud storage services that offer this service without any charges.