Data Backup & Recovery

If you do not regularly backup your data you are risking losing all of it. I can backup your data to as many DVDs as necessary or a hard drive, and setup automated backups on a variety of options, including the cloud.

Anything (family photos, legal documents, etc) you don’t want to risk losing needs to be backed up. Three copies of important files should be kept, in at least two different locations, and at least one of those locations should be in a location other than your home. An example of this would be saving a document to your computer, having a backup on an external hard drive, and a third copy in a cloud service like Dropbox.

Copying files onto a disc and erasing the originals is not a backup.

Your data cannot be "backed up" to the same hard drive that it is original kept on. All hard drives will fail, it’s just a matter of when. What happens if your data and it’s backup are located on different hard drives in the same computer and the computer is stolen? All your information is gone with it. Keeping a backup off-site helps protect your data in the event of theft, natural disaster, or evan a house fire.

With all of the cloud services available today, there’s no excuse to not have your data securely backed up off-site. We can set you up with low-cost solutions that can be set up and forgotten about until the day comes that you need to recover the data. Depending on how much data you need to keep backed up, it is possible that you could use a service without monthly fees. Call today and we can talk about what options would best suit you.

Keep 3 copies of your files

  • ORIGINAL FILES - These are the copies from which all your backups will be made. Your most important files should be kept backed up. This means different things for different people, but often includes family photos and videos, legal documents, and even music files you've spent hours and hours ripping from your old vinyl and CDs.
  • LOCAL BACKUP - This can be second hard drive installed in your computer, or an external hard drive plugged into a USB port. Keeping regular backups close at hand lets you get back to work quickly when there is a problem with your originals. Flash drives are great for moving files from one device to another, but shouldn't be relied upon for long-term backup storage
  • OFF-SITE BACKUP - At least one copy of your most important files should be kept in a different physical location than your originals. This could be a safety deposit box at your bank, using a cloud service, or you could use an external hard drive and leave it at a friend's house.


PO Box 32
Wilmington, IL 60481


Phone: (815) 293-7844