Think about all the documents, photos and other computer vitals you would lose if your hard drive died now. Wouldn’t that be a massive, massive pain in the bum?
At some point, I hope to actually finish the tutorial I’ve written on setting up a home backup server. For now though, read Part One which details building the machine itself.
Until then, I thoroughly recommend you backup your own machine. Its easy to do, there’s many low tech options:
- Copy your documents and images onto a portable hard drive.
- Burn them onto a few DVDs.
- Or, if they are less than 2Gig total, sign up to Dropbox, and put them there, accessible on all your computers.
Remember guys, it takes a few minutes each week/month/year (if you are as useless as me), but can save a world of heartache!