I wish it was different, but the facts show that people just don’t do the things we really should be doing day-to-day.It makes no difference if the task is saving money, eating a better diet, exercising, or doing a backup of your home PC.
Backing up your computer might seem like a tough task, how ever using the right automatic backup program makes the process simple and hands free. In this article I want to give you an overview of just how painless and easy it is to backup your important data, and how fast it is to get started.
Download your Automatic Backup Software
There are several different companies that offer auto backup, how ever I suggest you consider an online backup provider. Why?These services offer an automatic backup application and they also ensure that your important data is stored online at an offsite location.
Get started by visiting either Carbonite or Mozy Online to sign up for a free trial. If you’d like to learn more about how these services work check out our reviews of Carbonite, or research all the different providers with our online backup reviews.
Once you’ve signed up with either Carbonite, Mozy or any of the online backup companies that offer a free trial you’ll be able to download their free desktop software.
Choose the Files you need Backed Up
After you have downloaded and installed the backup software application you’ll be ready to choose which files you want backed up. Most programs will automatically select your My Documents folder.If there are items you want to ensure are backed up outside your My Documents folder you’ll want to ensure you tell the program where those files are and select the folders and directories.
Start that Backup
This is the great part, now that you’ve setup the system you’re done.It’s possible that the first backup could take a few hours to complete.How ever you’re more or less done now, the initial transfer will take place on its own, you don’t have to sit and watch.Once the first complete backup is done the process becomes automatic, all newly modified or created files will be uploaded without you have to do a thing.
Everything will happen automatically behind the scenes while you do your day-to-day work on your computer.