As we rely more and more on digital technology in our daily lives, there has never been a more opportune time to talk about backing up your data. It seems like a chore, but it’s incredibly important. One of the most common issues we see within technical support is the loss of data after a technological failure. There is nothing more heart-wrenching than having to tell someone that all their photos, documents and music (usually collected over a number of years) has vanished into the ether - and it’s so easily avoided.
When people think about backing up, they often picture an overcomplicated and time consuming process but that couldn’t be further from the truth. MacOS makes it incredibly easy to safeguard yourself against the apocalypse (on a technological scale) by building back up into the operating system. This system is known as "Time Machine" and comes preinstalled on every new Mac. It is really easy to configure too. (More on that later!)
When backing up, it is important to consider how much you have to keep safe. At Donkeylogic we recommend using a backup drive that is larger than the capacity of your internal drive. This is simply so that you can fit all of your important data on it, which will give you the most complete backup possible. As components become more freely available and technology advances, high performance and large capacity drives are becoming much cheaper. So peace of mind won’t break the bank either. You can also buy stylish desktop drives or compact portable ones to suit your set up.
Time Machine has been designed to make the process easy by just plugging in your new backup drive to your Mac and away you go! Time Machine does all the complicated configuration for you and, if you ever need it, you are able to enter your Time Machine and pull the files and folders you need from the backup with a few clicks.
If you need any assistance in setting up a back up solution, we are here to help. Whether it’s for your important family memories or your office and corporate environment – get in touch as we can design and implement a solution to suit every need and budget.