Backup

Backing up your cloud service files

Cloud Sync services like Dropbox, Onedrive or are great for keeping files synced and available across multiple devices and the web. However they should not considered as a backup tool. By it’s very function “sync” means that it is designed to keep files in sync across all platforms. This includes any changes including delation you may do to those files. There has been many examples of people accidentally or because of a virus deleting all…
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Services

2 Factor Authentication

News of a another data breach seems to be in the news every week. Security is more and more important in our always-connected world. One thing you can do to help increase your own security is the use of 2 factor authentication. 2 factor authentication is a technique where more then a password is required to access a service. An example of 2 factor authentication in the analog world would be when you use your…
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2015 Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took a few minutes to fill out my 2015 survey. Here are some of the results of the questions you answered. 1. What do you find useful that I write about? There was a almost three way tie with the following topics. Backup,Technology and Mac 2. What do you want me to write more about. Technology News followed by Backup and Mac. 3. Would you be interested in the following…
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Backup

3-2-1 Backup Rule

A quick reminder on how the 3-2-1 backup rule still makes sense. Regular readers of this blog have heard me talk about the 3-2-1 rule for backup. This rule has been around for decades and it is still as relevant today as it was in the past. Let's review 3 copies of data. You should have 3 copies of your data in case of hardware or data corruption.   2 media types. Your data should…
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