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Backing Up Your Data:


Introduction to Data Backup

In computing, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and saving of computer data such that the backup may be accessed or restored to the original.

When it comes data, individuals across the GTA commonly may:

1) not backup their data

2) backup their data to a USB stick

3) backup their data to an external drive

4) backup their data to the cloud

Except for option #1, each of these has benefits and limitations or things to be careful of. 

1CS Technican’s can explain the basics of each. Irrespective of your preference, we can assist you with any of these options.


USB Backup Tip for PC Users

Those who operate a personal computer often use a USB drive to backup their data.

After plugging in the USB drive to a computer, the user usually drags and drops files onto the USB drive. Once the files have been copied to the USB drive, please remember to emove it safely.

On a PC, safe removal of a USB drive may be carried out as follows:

1) click on the small triangle located in the bottom right corner of computer screen

2) search for USB drive icon in the open window

3) click on the USB drive icon

4) select “safely remove hardware”

5) wait for notice indicating it is now safe to remove USB device

6) remove USB device

Auto-Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud services are the fastest growing form of backup. Individuals can use a cloud service to save their documents, images, video and other data to a location on the internet, instead of an external hard drive sitting in a drawer. Data is accessible from any computer on the internet, so long as one has the login information or locally from your computer.

Aside from not having to purchase hardware, what is especially appealing about cloud backup services is it’s ability to constantly sync data between your local files and cloud files, essentially making them one in the same.

Supplying Backup Equipment & Solutions

1CS is a supplier of backup related equipment including various kinds of drives, software, systems, solutions and cloud services relating to backups. 

In additional to supplying the necessary backup technology, 1CS provides backup related services and support to individuals in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. 

When it comes to personal backups for indivuals and homes, 1CS is well prepared to assess your need, diagnose your issue, recommend a solution, supply the required technology, set it up for you and show you how to use it. 


The Importance of Regular Backups

Regular backups are important because they help to mitigate against the risk of data loss.  Some examples of how data loss may occur:

  • deleting data by accident
  • acquiring a virus or having malware installed on a computer
  • a device gets lost or stolen
  • a device sustains damages or a liquid spill
  • data becomes corrupt in some way making it inaccessible.

Data stored on a personal computer typically consists of folders and files in various fomats such as word documents, picture, audio or video files. If your personal data is important to you, make sure to preserve it by backing it up regularly to a separate and safe location.


Need a professional grade backup system for your business? Interested in knowing more about Automatic Backups and Cloud Backups? How about a Managed Backup which includes monitoring of your backed up server or workstation files? We would be pleased to explain the differences between these various forms of data backup, and quote you on that which is most suitable for your business.