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students:backing_up_data [2016/08/17 11:34]
abrashear [How to Backup Your Files with Google Drive] removed
students:backing_up_data [2018/08/03 09:44]
abrashear [Backing Up Files] Update language & simplify. We don't use Win8 anymore.
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 ====== Backing Up Files ====== ====== Backing Up Files ======
-Backing up your files is a crucial part not only of being a student at La Salle High School, but of being a computer user. There are two types of people in the world: those who have lost data, and those who will. Keeping regular backups of all important data will minimize ​the pain of data loss, and done properly and thoroughly can eliminate it entirely. +Backing up your files is a crucial part of being a computer user. There are two types of people in the world: those who have lost data, and those who will. Keeping regular backups of all important data will eliminate ​the pain of data loss.
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-There are several ways of backing up files on your tablet. The two methods recommended by the Help Desk are Google Drive and File History (Windows 8.1 only). These are compared below. In addition to these two methods you can also use Microsoft SyncToy or copy files manually. +
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-===== Google Drive versus File History ===== +
-**Strengths of Google Drive** +
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-  * When setup properly, automatically synchronizes your files with your Google Drive online. Any changes are immediately uploaded to the Internet when a connection is available. +
-  * Restoring your files to another computer is as easy as logging in to Google Drive on the new computer. +
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-**Drawbacks of Google Drive** +
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-  * Requires an Internet connection to synchronize files. +
-  * If you have large files, they will take a long time to synchronize with the web. Here at school it may be relatively fast, but at home this will be slower. +
-  * Only the most recent version of your files is saved. If a file becomes corrupted, the corrupt version will immediately be uploaded to the Internet just like any other file. +
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-**Strengths of File History** +
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-  * Setup is easier than Google Drive. +
-  * Once setup, it will automatically backup your files to a storage device whenever it is available on a regular schedule (such as every hour). +
-  * File History keeps old versions of your files. If a file gets corrupted or deleted, it is easy to select an older version to restore. +
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-**Drawbacks of File History** +
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-  * Requires an SD card (recommended) or flash drive to save data to. You cannot use File History without one. +
-  * If the device you're saving to becomes full, you will have to delete some of your older backups in order for new backups to occur. +
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-To make things simple, if you have an SD card, you //​probably//​ want to use File History. Otherwise, Google Drive is the best option.+
  
 +There are several ways of backing up files on your tablet. The two methods recommended by the Help Desk are Google Drive and File History. These are compared below. In addition to these two methods you can also copy files manually.
  
 ===== How to Backup Your Files with File History ===== ===== How to Backup Your Files with File History =====
students/backing_up_data.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/03 09:45 by abrashear