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What is the best way to backup your computer?


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April 18, 2008 10:59AM

Sign up for an online backup service like Mozy or Carbonite. These programs will run in the background of your computer and slowly back everything up to remote servers. You will always have an up to date backup. A disk image backup is the best type of backup, as opposed to file backup. An image backup basically takes a picture of your entire drive onto a second drive. If your disk drive crashes, you replace the bad primary drive and use the backup to restore your computer to the original state. Norton Ghost and Norton Save and Restore provide image backups, while the built in back-up option in Windows only backs up select files you're interested in (Vista Ultimate is the only Windows version with image back-up). Just Google 'disk image backup' or similar and you'll find articles that describe image vs file back-up.