undoubtedly, we all have important data residing on our computers. That may include emails, important documents , financial sheets, digital photos, database files etc..
data can get lost: your hard disk can break down, a virus can wipe out your files, your laptop can be stolen, let alone fire, water floods etc
having said that, backup strategy is your insurance against a tragedy.
Human tend to fall in to the following categories backup - wise
1- Do not understand the need for backup
2- Understand the need for backup, but always look at the bright side and as such can dispel any backup related obsessions or flashes
3- Understand the need but either lazy or incapable of performing it
4- Understand the need, and are taking it religiously
Well, one day a disaster will take place and you will loose what can be indispensable data. Taking regular backup can be a daunting and not to mention a very boring process. I searched the internet and found some user friendly tools that should prove very helpful in assisting you to create an effective backup strategy. Most of these tools can allow you to take incremental backup. An incremental backup only take the changes between your last backup and the current one , thus making your backup much faster
Anyway, i will name a few products, and you can search the net and by using the following search words for more tools
file duplicator, File synchronize, File mirror, Mirror Disk
you will find tools that are prices from a few bucks to several hundreds.
I tried the following two products
Titan Backup http://www.neobytesolutions.com/
You should not know have an excuse for loosing data. Please remeber that it is not enough to take your backup to a different hard disk within your computer, it should be taken to an external device and stored in a safe place
Happy backing-up (or backup-ing)