There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.

At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, my answer is always the same: "go back in time and back up your computer like you know you should've." » 3/21/14 12:18pm 3/21/14 12:18pm

​How to Use Amazon Glacier as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution

Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at just a penny per GB per month. Depending on your storage needs, Amazon Glacier could be the most cost-efficient way to back up your data for a lifetime. Here's what you need to know about it and how to set it up. » 11/08/13 12:16pm 11/08/13 12:16pm

How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days?

When I joined Gmail in 2007 the concept of eliminating deleter's regret changed how I managed all of my data. I went from keeping important things and purging everything else to implementing archive mentality in my whole life. Now I only think twice about keeping huge photo dumps or files larger than about 500MB. Other … » 8/18/13 2:00pm 8/18/13 2:00pm

This Is Why You Should Backup Your Own Data, Especially the Nudes

When it comes to something like transfering your data from your old phone to your new phone, sometimes it's just better to learn how to do it yourself. Why? Your carrier can sometimes do it for you at the store, but it takes a while, sometimes they'll charge you, and they might also steal the nude photos you left on… » 11/03/12 3:01pm 11/03/12 3:01pm

Pick One of These Smart People-Approved Networked Storage Alternatives

Apple's Time Capsule refresh generated about as much chatter as a networked hard drive can possible drum up—but what if you don't want a router/backup mutant? Here are three non-Apple data-ass-savers we vouch hard for: » 6/22/11 4:10pm 6/22/11 4:10pm