Your Backup: How Safe Is Your Data? (Part 2)


25 October 2010

One day I’ll back up my data. One day.

“One Day” is here, mostly.

A variety of online backup services offer desktop-syncing programs to provide automatic backups of specific folders or files.

(Part 2 of our series on Data Safety)

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