Hurricane Preparation - Have a Backup of your Data

By: Coastal Computer Systems Inc  06/25/2014
Keywords: Data Backup

Scan all important documents such as insurance documents and receipts and save them as .pdf files. Take digital pictures of all personal property and valuable items, including any serial numbers or identifying marks and keep both on a USB flash drive. Make at least 2 copies and keep one of them with you at all times in something waterproof like a zip lock bag. Also keep one of them stored in a Safety deposit box or Fire safe. You can also upload this data to the cloud on an online drive or online backup service. Backup all important data from your computer online or at least to external device such as USB Flash drive or external HD. Use a UPS battery backup at all times for desktop computers, especially in stormy weather. If purchasing or planning on using a portable generator, make sure it is capable of powering sensitive electronic devices. Keep an extra battery around for your smart phone if possible. Purchase a car charger for your cellphone, or small power inverter for charging tablets, cell phone or powering laptops.

Keywords: Data Backup

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