• From the Lounge: Simple and cheap data backup and storage


    By Paul Tannard

    It’s axiomatic that the only good data-backup system is one you actually use — often and consistently.

    There are many options for safely storing your files, but they vary considerably in cost and complexity. I prefer simplicity whenever possible.

    Data storage really falls into three categories: active files you need to be able to access quickly; system backups, used to recover from catastrophic failures and small data losses; and archived files that you need to keep but might not look at ever again.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.13.0 (2020-04-06).