Data Backup

The most important item in your computer is your Data. You could replace the computer and the programs, but your Data will be lost for ever unless you have a backup of your Data. There are several ways of backing up your data. You can use the online backups or your site-(Home). We recommend using both.

CD Backup

Step 1: Insert to your computer a blank CD. Click on your drive letter that had your CD/DVD. You will get a message to “Burn a Disc” . Note: you could save to a USB flash drive or to a CD.  After you make your section, click on next 

Step 2: You will get a message from windows, indicating that the computer is ready to copy files to a disc.

Step 3:  Select your file or files to copy. You could drag and drop your files to the CD drive

Step 4: You may get a message from windows, indicating that the computer is ready to copy files to a disc.

Step 5: You must right click on the CD/DVD drive and this dialogue windows will appear. You need to click on Burn to disc. 

Step 6:  You have the option to select a name for your disc. Click on next to continue.

Step 7: Your data will begin to copy data to the disc.

Step 8: Your data has been copied to your disc. Click on finish and verify your copy.

Backup using MS OneDrive

You can back up your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your Windows PC with OneDrive PC folder backup, so they’re protected and available on other devices.

If you haven’t already set up OneDrive on your computer, see Sync files with OneDrive in Windows. There’s no extra cost for PC folder backup (up to 5 GB of files without a subscription).

Backup using Google Drive

With a Google Account, you get 15 GB of storage for free. Storage gets used by Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos, so you can store files, save your email attachments, and back up photos and videos.

Backup using Dropbox

With Dropbox, you can move the files you’re not currently using to your Dropbox account using Smart Sync. By making your files and folders “online-only”, you can free up disk space on your hard drive and save storage space on your computer

Glossary

Data
Data is distinct pieces of information, usually formatted in a special way. The word data is computer information that is transmitted or stored in a computer.

DVD
Digital versatile disc (DVD) is a digital optical disc storage format  The medium can store any kind of digital data. A standard DVD can hold 4.7 GB of data.

CD
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format. Capacity: ‎Typically up to 700 MB of data.

ISO
An ISO image is a disk image of an optical disc.  ISO image files bear the .iso filename extension. The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media