It is almost 2 AM and I am the very foolish man who isn’t asleep in bed. I could make up a great story about why I am not yet asleep but I don’t really have one.
Well, that is not entirely true. I have a story about why I haven’t gone to sleep yet but it is not great. Heck, I am not even sure it is good but it is what I have right now so I might as well share it with you.
Part of the reason I am still awake is because I was so busy with the birthday party and my kids I didn’t get much time on the ‘puter. Â As some of you know last week we suffered from technical difficulties so I was forced to wipe the hard drive so that I could start over.
I did my best to back up all of my files so that I could simply reinstall and restore but have had more difficulty with that than I would like to say.
Tools and Resources
My tools and resources included DVDs and several external hard drives all of which I have used many times before. That is my way of saying that I am not a Luddite, Technophobe or rube when it comes to technology.
Call me a self taught “expert” who through this latest experience decided that I need more protection which is why I signed up for Backblaze (affiliate link). Here is a quick blurb about them:
Backblaze would like people to know that its service is the easiest way to backup all their data online. It requires no user set up; backs up unlimited data, and can also help locate a lost or stolen computer all for just five dollars per month. Â Backblazeâ€™s service delivers peace of mind with the assurance that users can access their files, any time, from any computer with an Internet connection. To learn more about Backblaze and this study visit blog.backblaze.com.
I did some basic research and decided that I liked what I saw enough to sign up with Backblaze (affiliateÂ link) so that I didn’t have to deal with the same sort of nonsense again.
What I liked about them was the cost, ease of use and that it would help protect me if my computer was stolen as well as if the hardware failed.
There are other companies out there, but you have to pick one and this is where I am hanging my hat today.
Are You Protected?
Are you protected? What sort of arrangements have you made? Things happen and that is not just hype or hysteria.