No matter how careful you are, how much money you sink into your
machine, or who you contract to keep it up and running, bad things
happen. Despite being thoroughly acquainted with all of the pages on
this website, something can sneak through your defenses. Also, all
hardware will eventually fail, and having another copy of your
important documents can avoid some nasty consequences.
There are a good number of software solutions that will back up
everything on your machine, and if you work in an office, people at
your department may have implemented something that does it for you.
Even if this isn't an option for you, simply burning the very
important things on a CD-R every so often and keeping it in a safe place
will mitigate most catastrophes.
Windows Backup Basics from Microsoft
Windows XP Backup Made Easy
Apple .Mac Backup for OS X
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