6 of the Best Free Linux Simple Backup Software
Apr 27, 2010, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Surveys suggest that up to 90% of home computer users
do not back up their data. That is a pretty frightening statistic
bearing in mind how valuable and precious users' files are.
Computer users who do not backup their files are at risk of losing
all of their personal and irreplaceable documents. The hard drive
in a PC can malfunction at any time, sometimes without any warning
at all. Alternatively, the computer's hard disk can be damaged by
an accident, a fire, flood, power cut, or infected by a virus.
"If that situation ever occurs (without a backup), the only way
to recover documents may be to employ a data recovery company.
Their services are extremely expensive, and they may only be able
to recover some documents. Your priceless photo albums of your
children taking their first steps, your personal videos of your
dream vacation to the Seychelles, important document files, emails
and spreadsheets, as well as your entire multimedia collection
could be lost forever. Even the loss of the boring stuff, such as
information used to compile your tax returns, could cause you a
real headache. We hope you are never in that situation.
"Moreover, in the absence of backups it is not only files that
are at jeopardy. Users will have spent time configuring their
system; installing (and configuring) software that is not included
in a standard distribution, customising the desktop, compiled
hundreds of favorite web sites stored in the web browser bookmarks;
the list is endless of what could be irretrievably lost in the
event of hard disk failure."