Why we need to backup
To protect our critical data lost from hard drive crashes, lost computers, stolen devices and more, PC backup is very essential in our daily life. The following article will illustrate how to backup data in mainly two ways: backup to PC or backup to Cloud Storage.
Backup to PC
People use PC to backup important documents and various other bits of information that they want to keep for long period of time. To backup data to PC, you can select an external hard drive which is twice the size of the hard drive of the data you are going to backup. You can also backup data to your computer by creating a partition on it, however, you should be aware that this is a less safe option, as the system remains susceptible to virus and hard drive failure. Therefore, backup to external hard drive will be the idea choice.
Tips for PC backup
1.Label the backup media with date and time, do not erase the former backup until you make a new one.
2.Backup anything that can not be replaced easily such as digital photos, music or programs you bought or downloadd from website and school projects.
3.Backup only personal data to save time and space on your computer.
4.Backup every day of files you use most or modified that day.
5.Make sure you have a copy of your operating system on a CD for reinstallation before your computer hard drive fails.
PC backup allows users to backup and restore files, however, a stolen laptop, a crashed hard drive, a shattered smart phone, these things can not avoid to happen. Therefore, it is very essential to find a more safe way to backup our data. Then, Cloud Storage backup hits the market.
Backup to Cloud Storage
Cloud storage take a portion of your hard drive and synchronize it with the online storage. Make changes on the hard disk and they are quickly replicated to the cloud storage. If you have other system on the account, the files are synchronized down to them. And so as you work on your files they are automatically backed up. In addition, Cloud storage allows us to store our data separately from our fragile device, safeguarding our precious data from unexpected mishaps and letting us access them from other devices.
Public Cloud Storage and Personal Cloud Storage
There are many public cloud service such as Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, Dropbox, etc. They’re relatively cheap and often free at the lowest tiers of storage. For those who would like to backup relatively lightweight files, you can use public cloud storage to share and collaborate on files. However, if you have heave weight files to backup, you’d better bought a personal cloud storage and the current offerings for personal storage devices run in the 2TB to 8TB range.
Why backup DVD?
We all purchase DVD with all kinds of media content: movies, game, music, software, etc. However, the quality of the DVD may wanes with time and after a few years, they may become unusable. You will need a purchase them again with a waste of money. Why not make a backup of your DVD copy with our free DVD backup software – Pavtube Free DVDAid and Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter.
Main functions of Free DVDAid:
Freely and easily convert and backup DVD disc, DVD Video_TS folder, DVD IFO, ISO to AVI, MKV, MOV, M4A, AAC… around 70 video and audio formats.
Main functions of Pavtube Video DVD Converter:
Batch convert both DVD and videos including DVD disc, DVD Video_TS folder, DVD IFO/ISO files and videos formats like MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, MKV, MP3, WMA, etc to AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MKV, MP3, M4A, AC3, WMA, AAC, etc.
For users who want to transfer converted DVD to your portable devices, you are advised to upgrade the free version to the license version – Pavtube DVDAid, which enables you to rip DVD to the widely compatible MP4 format and various popular devices such as iOS devices, Android phone and tablet, game consoles, etc optimized format.