It is official the PC that my husband built me back in 2006 finally died last night. Three years ago my husband built me a custom desktop that was painted purple with LED fans that lit up purple, the case was black. My favorite colors are black and purple and so this was my favorite PC in the whole wide world. About a year ago my husband upgraded my black and purple PC and so it was running faster and we became closer than we had previously been.
I woke up to the announcement yesterday that my husband had tried to revive my black and purple PC to no avail. My black and purple PC wasn’t giving any signs of poor health, but now that I think back it was occasionally having a heart beat almost with the lights going on and off but nothing more than that – no errors, no blue screen of death (as my husband calls it) no signs really, yesterday it beat it’s last flashing LED beat to me and so it is now sitting on my husband’s work bench to be built again. My black and purple PC will still be in the same case but it will be a whole new computer, new motherboard, faster processor and I hope it will treat me good for a long time.
Losing my black and purple PC yesterday made me realize just how important it is to back up your computer files! I am lucky in that we run our computers from a server, which means all of our important files are backed up on a server. Luckily late Sunday night I had moved all of my last minute images saved on my desktop to my picture file in the server which means losing my PC didn’t mean losing my files or important pictures! This is not the case for everyone.
Most of us who work from home have important files and images on our computer and it’s very vital to our business survival that we back up our client and business information as often as possible. Based on my research there are multiple ways you can back up and here are some ideas:
- Online file back up such as Mozi or similar sites.
- Internet Address Book with Computer Back Up Files : Professional Version (aff link)
- Purchase a flash drive to hold files and images on each night before you shut down your computer.
- Coolmax Os Backup/restore 2.5 Xtreme Files External Enclosure(aff link)
- And many, many more.
There are so many ways you can back up and many are quite affordable! I highly recommend setting in place a back up system that works best for your personal and business needs as soon as possible. Can you imagine if I had lost everything with my black and purple’s unexpected death? I would have gone crazy trying to determine what I had lost and how I was going to explain to my clients I lost their files! Backing up your files and your clients information is a vital part of success and happiness in business life!
Are you backing up? How often and what do you use for back up?
Make it a Happy Day!