QUOTE(Seer_Green @ Jun 7 2011, 10:46 AM)
What is the best way of backing up computer files? I'm getting a bit tired of sitting down every few weeks spending a long time backing up to CDs. I know you can get external hard drives which will back up automatically, but like the CDs, it seems a bit of a half-hearted thing - if someone steals the computer or the house burns down, then the discs and hard drive would go too. I know you can get some sort of backup services online - anyone have any feeling about these? I'm likely to have to change my laptop soon, and want to try and do this in a less haphazard way when the new one comes!
We have used Mozy (online) backup, which worked fine at the time for up to 20 gigabytes of data.
For local backup, we've used external hard drives for more than 10 years.
Btw we have two external hard drives, A and B, (windows machines) and backup to both (week A and week B).
For our Apple computers, we use a hard drive attached to our Apple Extreme base station. This has proved very useful in the past couple of years - the backups are entirely automatic on this system.
What computer do you have?