Stop. Take a moment and think about the information you store on your computer. Consider the amount of time you spend creating, updating, and maintaining your Web site. Now imagine that all that information disappears in a blink of the eye. Yikes!
Most of us go through our business day assuming that nothing really bad will ever happen. That's followed by the assumption that the contents of your Web site and your computer files are perfectly safe and always at your disposal. Guess again. You can lose data through human error (coffee splashed on your laptop, for example) or natural disasters, such as hurricanes.
You can prevent disasters from becoming cataclysmic by properly backing up and storing your data. Try these methods:
To partition your existing hard drive, use an off-the-shelf program to make the job easy. Try the Partition Commander 11 from Avanquest Software for $49.95 at www.avanquest.com — type partition commander 11 in the Search box near the top of the page.
One goal of backing up data ...