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How to Back Up Your Data


In the modern world, protecting your data is of the upmost importance. Whether it's photos, videos, or projects, ensuring your files are safe and secure is something everyone should do on a regular basis. Transferring large files used to be a cumbersome process, but fortunately now it is easier than ever with quick transfer speeds, cloud-based storage, and scheduled backups. If you aren't sure where to start, check out some of the options below.


Method 1: Full System Backup Locally:

  • Use the Disk Utility (Mac) or Disk Management Tool (Windows) to format the drive

  • Choose the ExFAT file format and allocate the amount of storage needed on the drive

  • Select the option to create a full system image

  • Eject the drive on completion of the backup

Method 2: Simple File Backup Locally

  • Plug the drive in like a USB flash drive

  • Locate the drive in Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows)

  • Drag and drop important files

  • Eject the drive on completion of the backup

Method 3 : Online Backup Service:

  • Choose an online backup service (here are some suggestions)

  • Set up subscription

  • Select full system backup or individual folders

  • Set schedule for backups to occur

Method 4: Cloud Storage and File Sharing:


Having any problems setting these options up on your own? Book an appointment online or call (803) 728-9328 to get your data secured today! If you found this guide helpful, be sure to share it on social media and check out the links below for similar content.


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