This doesn’t just apply to small business owners…it applies to us all if we value our data.
A few years ago my computer crashed and I lost all my data.
And I hadn’t backed any of it up.
So they were really gone forever.
I purchased an external disk drive and started to regularly backup my data.
Each Friday I would backup my data. I was happy.
Then the external disk drive started ‘playing up’. Sometimes, it would not load up.
I thought the drive was on its way out i.e. becoming faulty.
I certainly didn’t want to lose my data again so I purchased another external drive…now I was backing up my data to 2 external drives. It was taking ages to do.
You cannot be too careful when it comes to your valuable data!
As a small business owner who provides blogging services, I am trusted to build and change business websites. My clients trust me. They provide access and I go in and change things.
Of course, I back things up before I start making changes.
But an external drive is not good enough if I am responsible for client’s data while making the changes.
Can you imagine if I deleted a whole website by mistake and I could not retrieve the backed up data!
Now I have gone one step further.
My PC data is now automatically stored off line via a facility called Jungle Disk.
The first time I backed up everything from my PC, it took 5 days.
Now each day, any changes on my pc – whether I add data or delete any data – it is automatically backed up and stored off site in a secure and robust environment. All in the background. I don’t even know it is happening.
I no longer have to worry about my data.
How much does it cost?
$3 plus 15c per GB of data per month.
I think that is worth paying for.
If you value your data, whether you are a small business owner or not, Jungle Disk is worth checking out.