Best way to back up a single computer used for business?
Posted on 2006-05-11
I have an office with a single computer (no network, no server, etc...) and need to find the best/safest/most cost effective way to back up my data in case something goes wrong.
I'd like to find a solution that is automated, but cost is somewhat of a concern as well.
I recently purchased a external hard drive, but I don't want to leave it connected to my system at all times in order to allow it to automatically back up. The reason is, I'm concerned if I get some type of power failure to my system and this external hard drive is connected it also might fail.
Is there some way to use the external hard drive to accomplish automatic back ups without any danger of both my system and the external hard drive failing at the same time?
Or, what solution would you suggest to safely back up in my single computer environment?
I might also look into buying (or using an old computer as) a server if that will help me in my backups AND to access my computer remotely (right now I use LogMeIn to access my system remotely). Would my back up options increase if I had a server?