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    Quote Originally Posted by steventaylor View Post
    I didn't get you actually?

    Being able to back up a full PC is a new service. I know you can auto back up Android devices and Chrome Books, and sure you can back up folders on your computer, but the full PC back up is new.
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    There was someone on a different forum who did a revolving backup. She backed up every day. Then she went to the bank and got the week old backup and left the new one. It probably wouldn’t hurt to have a month old backup as well.

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    Had to revive this thread to tell a real life experience.

    I've been working on a start up with some associates. A couple of weeks ago I purchased a refurb All In One computer for my partner (I hate All In One's by the way) and an office server for the company.

    2 days after setting up the computer she started getting the blue screen of death and constant restarts, a tell sign that the refurb company didn't put a new hard drive in and it was failing.

    That same week the power supply on the new server failed. Thankfully I hadn't deleted our files off of my computer when I transferred them over. Also it was the unit, not the drives.

    We're still in limbo waiting for our respective products to make it back to their respective sellers so that we can be refunded and repurchase.

    The moral to the story is that I KNEW we should have a cloud back up from day one ( even wrote a blog post about it a while back) but I let them talk me into waiting. After all, these are new items surely we were safe for a while, right? Luckily we haven't launched yet and the stuff on her computer was minimal.

    I've never had 2 devices, in 2 completely different locations fail at the same time, but it happened. The only reason we didn't lose all of our docs and work is because I was lazy and didn't delete it from my computer. I also had our docs on a flash drive from when I transferred them over to hers.

    The good part about it is that my partners now understand the importance of having a back up for your back ups and it's now an expense that we all agree is necessary.
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