Earlier in the year, I lost my travel photos for about the fourth or fifth time as well as 47 chapters of a book I’ve been working on. Did I back up my data? Yes I did, the back up ideas all failed (hard drive had broke, laptop was beyond repair, dropbox was full) and the only photos I had left were thanks to my friend called Facebook, the only videos thanks to YouTube and the only chapters of the book that remained were because I e-mailed them to myself. Time for a re-think.
I got in touch with an expert at data recovery in my home town, Craig Kennedy and he is currently looking at 12 of my previous broken hard drives! Yes, 12. I kid you not. If he recovers the data on any of these, I may again see my photos from 2003-2009 which were all lost as well as most of my Malaysia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Northern Ireland photos. It sometimes feels like I can’t write the story properly when I don’t have the photos as proof.
Looking at other alternatives for backing up my data, I found a Windows 10 backup online from Todo-Backup, so I’ve bookmarked it and stored it for reference. This one claims to be the best online backup software for PC, which suits me since I ditched that fruity laptop company. Here are some details on the EaseUS Todo Backup option. The most popular free backup software with over 6,000,000 home users.
- Cloud backup solution – easy data backup to Google Drive, OneDrive & Dropbox
- Free and reliable – backup & disaster recovery software for home users
- Easy to install and use – intuitive interface guiding you step-by-step
- One scalable solution – backup, disk clone, SSD migration & restore
- Microsoft-compatible – support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
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