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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 35. Protecting Your Data and Programs

In This Chapter:

  • Learn advanced backup strategies to guard your computer’s files
  • Master Vista’s Backup program
  • Make both full and incremental backups so that disaster recovery goes smoothly
  • Understand the pros and cons of using external devices and off-site backups
  • Backup with emails and USB flash drives
  • Scheduling automated backups

Disaster recovery is an important term in the world of computing and has been for about 35 years, ever since the concept of Information Systems or MIS (for Management Information Systems) came into vogue in the corporate world. The idea now applies to individual computer users as well as for huge corporate networked computer systems.

It’s almost cliché to mention the ...

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