Friday, August 18, 2017
I should have backed up my computer!
Lost your data? It happens every day to businesses, to government and academia, and to individuals.
We know. We see it all the time.
And despite your protestations that "I backed up my files -- just not this month", you could be in a world of hurt if your hard disk dies.
The reason? It could take a day or more -- or it could prove impossible -- to fully restore your computer to its current condition, even if you have a backup of your data files.
If time is money, restoring from backup could cost you a bundle.
Your best preventive tool is a comprehensive backup plan. We can help you put one in place.
We are here to help you and your business. If you have no backup plan in place, contact us now and let us help keep your important files safe and sound.
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Landmark's PC Backup Systems
What if you could back up everything in ten minutes -- your data files, your settings, your programs, in fact, your entire hard disk?*
Do we have a backup for you! It's fast, it's inexpensive, and it has saved Landmark's clients from disaster many times.
It's surprisingly simple and amazingly affordable.
We provide a second hard disk in a removable tray. Pop the tray into the computer, boot the computer using a customized CD or diskette which we provide, run the simple backup program, and then remove the tray and put it in a safe place. You're totally backed up.
Landmark's backup system has several advantages over tape backup or copying files to CDs or DVDs:
Why backing up to a second partition is not safe
Look carefully at the photo, and particularly the enlargement of the main chip in the corner insert. That's a crater! The controller chip on this hard drive literally blew up, leaving our client with no access to his files. Yes, we were able to recover the data by replacing the hard drive's circuit board. But some clients are not as lucky, and their data disappears in an instant -- forever.
Backing up to a second partition on your only hard disk is better than not backing up at all. But a worm or virus -- or a catastrophic hardware failure -- will still leave you without data. You should always have a backup on removable media or a removable drive.
We do data recovery, but we'd hate to have to do it for you! If you have no backup plan in place, contact us now and we'll get you going with an inexpensive, easy-to-use and safe backup system. No Landmark clients have ever lost data because their backup systems did not perform properly.
* Backup times depend on several variables, including vintage of your computer, processor speed, amount of data on the hard disk, and the efficiency of both the hard disk and drive controller. Landmark backup systems currently in use are backing up small business servers in as little as 2-1/2 minutes. On older systems the process can take as long as 35 minutes. The median speed is about ten minutes.
** We also offer USB (Universal Serial Bus) and Firewire (IEEE-1394) versions of our backup system. They cost a bit more because they require a more substantial housing and an internal power supply. Even with an external USB drive, you can work right from the backup drive if your primary hard disk is dead.
Updated Wednesday, November 8, 2006