Many things that used to be physical items are now being stored digitally. From pictures and videos to your tax returns and will. Paper and video tape items are becoming less and less common as the digital world continues to grow. Many people have all their memories (baby pictures, kid videos, marriage videos, etc) stored as digital files on their computers. Shockingly, a very large number of people do not back up their files in any way. This means that one failed hard drive or lightning strike can completely wipe out all traces of those important files.
There are many ways of backing up your files. One of the most popular methods is to use “The Cloud”. You can sign up for a service that you set up and then forget it’s there. Any time you modify or add a new file, it automatically gets uploaded for safe keeping. There is generally a monthly or yearly fee that is based on the amount of data and the number of computers you are backing up. Two popular services like this are Crashplan and BackBlaze. You can read a review/comparison of those at Lickerhacker.com.
However, for frugal people who don’t mind a DIY solution, you should definitely check out Bittorent’s Sync program. Continue reading “How to Backup your computer for Free using BitTorrent Sync”