Painless Backups

Jeremy and I cover such topics as effective backup procedures and well-intentioned ransomware installations all in an attempt to determine why we can't have painless computer backups that "just work" for everybody. Believe it or not, a great number of people have years of important, irreplaceable files on their computers with absolutely no way to get the data back should something bad happen. When well-intentioned people try to encourage these people to make backups, a number of excuses pile up.

There's got to be a better way!

Some of the Software Solutions We Discuss:

  • Backblaze — Unlimited Storage for Windows and Mac for $5 USD per Month
  • Arq — Backup to Own Cloud Account for Windows and Mac for just $49.99 USD once
  • Crashplan — Unlimited Encrypted Storage for Windows, Mac, and Linux for $5 USD per Month
  • Time Machine — Ships With Every Mac

There are a lot of options out there to protect our important files. Regardless of how you do it, any backup is better than none at all.