Backing Up While Traveling

It's relatively easy to back up when you're at home or at the office: you can set up a system that fetches data from one or more computers and stores it automatically. But when you're away from your usual equipment, backups become more difficult. Further, you might want to back up some data—specifically, digital photos and videos—even when you're traveling without a laptop.

Traveling with a Laptop

If you bring your computer along, you face two main questions:

  • First, do you back up your data to local media (DVDs, say, or an external hard drive), or use the Internet to back up to a remote location?

  • Second, if you do choose to back up remotely, what's the best way to do so safely and efficiently?


I cover several options ...

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