Data Loss! Two words that can strike terror into the hearts of professionals everywhere, and can cause people around the world to suffer mini heart attacks. Today, everything we do is so very dependent on electronic storage of data that it is no wonder any vulnerability of such data makes us wince in nervousness. Not just professionals, but gamers also spend years and a lot of money besides to build up their huge collection of games. The same goes for movie buffs. Of course the most high risk groups are offices that could literally lose all their business if their computer crashed.
No doubt, we want to keep our data as safe as possible, but don’t forget that the internet is a nasty, wicked place, full of hackers, ambushers, and malware just waiting to get at your data so that they can make it corrupt and useless. Is it possible to protect your precious data from such vicious threats? Certainly you can install a very effective anti-virus. But please do not forget that even the best antivirus can be outsmarted, and new virus and other forms of malware are coming out every day, so the antivirus you trust so much may become obsolete in a matter of weeks.
The only other option, apart from never using your computer to connect to the internet (face it, that is not even a sane suggestion, far less a viable one) is to have such an arrangement that even if your data was infected by some sort of harmful program or person, it would not ruin you, and in fact your loss would be negligible. The only way to insure such a happy state of affairs is to take regular backup of your data that you can fall back on when everything is lost.
Here are five of the most amazing tools for taking backup from your computer. Be sure to have atleast one of them installed so that you can sleep in peace at night, knowing that your data has been safely backed up and you will not lose it no matter what.
This is an extremely easy to use software, in fact you can install it and just forget all about it. It will keep all your data safe without you having to bother about a single thing.
XX Clone makes a clone of the Windows System Disk that is self bootable. XX Clone supports Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, and Server 2003. It is much faster than other system cloning software.
This tool is not advanced enough for professional users, but it is perfect for home users who need to take a regular back up of their data collection. This tool applies a clone technique, which means that the user operates in a simultaneous interface.
Another backup tool from the EASEUS stables, the Disc copy software is not locally installed. What happens is that a bootable CD or DVD is used to burn the ISO image.
CloneZilla lets you do bare metal backup and recovery of data. One version, CloneZilla Live, is for single machine backups, and the other, CloneZilla Server Edition is for a network of computers, and can handle more than forty computers at a time.