Automatic Backups

We can install a backup system to guard against data loss in the event of a primary hard drive failure. Everyone needs to backup files, but most don’t do it. We can make sure the right stuff is getting backed up to the right place, and that you know how to restore it if needed.

Every week we see computers in our shop that have a failed hard drive. Most of the hard drive failures cause total loss of the photos, documents, music, email, etc. After a hard drive failure is not the best time to try to save the files, without a recent backup, the files could already be gone! Sometimes we also have to be a grief counselor, LOL.

Here are some methods we can use to backup your precious computer files:

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Carbonite Online Backup
Mike’s Computer Repair is an Authorized Reseller for Carbonite Online Backup. Carbonite is completely automatic, and best of all, your files are safely stored off-site in case of fire, theft, or any other causes of loss. Reliable and easy-to-use, Carbonite gives you the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing your data is safe. Whether it’s computer protection, server backup or both, you can easily find the plan that meets your needs. Click the link below to learn more about the Carbonite products available today. Purchase Carbonite Online Backup. Want Mike to install it for you? Let Mike help you decide on the right backup solution for your needs. Call Mike for price and availability.

Backup locally with a program called FBackup
FBackup from www.fbackup.com is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB device. Never backup your files to the same drive! We suggest using a USB flash drive, or USB external Hard Drive to store your backups. Then use FBackup wizard to select a backup job. The backup type we use is a mirror backup and we select the user account for the sources so that all the photos, documents, music, and email will be backed up. At the last step of the wizard, you can make a daily or weekly schedule, or you can skip the schedule section. If you do not want to backup on a timed schedule, you can simply open the program and select “Run Backup” whenever you want. Want Mike to install it for you? Let Mike help you decide on the right backup solution for your needs. Call Mike for price and availability.

Nightly image backups to an internal hard drive
Sometimes your application requires rapid total system restoration capability. Mike is a reseller for a disk image software solution, Active@ Disk Image Professional that can be configure to make automatic nightly full disk image backups. Should your system disk image fail, mike can replace the system disk and restore a complete image so that you don’t even need to reinstall your programs or data. Want Mike to install it for you? Let Mike help you decide on the right backup solution for your needs. Call Mike for price and availability.

Mac – Setup Time Machine Backups
It is important to backup your files regularly. Did you know that Mac computers have a built in backup software called “Time Machine”. You have to perform the initial setup or you will not have any backups. Do not risk losing your files. All you need is a USB external Hard Drive to store your backups. Let us configure automatic time machine backups for your Mac. Want Mike to install it for you? Let Mike help you decide on the right backup solution for your needs. Call Mike for price and availability.

We are the only computer repair business on the North Coast with two locations to serve you. We service Windows and Mac. We sell new computers and fix them too. Mike, Shaun, Wayne, Zachary, and Dominic are qualified to meet your computer service needs.
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