Here's the scenario: It's Sunday night, 9 PM. You're in the process of paying your
bills online when your computer starts to act a bit weirdly, and you hear a bad grinding noise
coming from inside the computer. Your computer freezes, and upon a reboot, you receive the error
message "Missing Operating System". This is when your heart sinks. Why? A grinding
noise from a hard drive represents hardware failure. There is a good chance that your hard drive failed,
and that you may have lost some or all of your data. And you never had a backup plan.
We want to make sure you never get that feeling, and to make sure that
those who had that feeling, never get it again.
We can explain to you what type of backup plan would best fit your home or
home-office. No matter what the requirements are, we always recommend automated scheduled
backups of data, and then a less-frequent backup to rewritable DVDs depending upon the nature and size of
the data being stored.
If you have a home network (if you have a router then you have a home network), we
can recommend and install an automated backup system to protect your documents, music,
and irreplaceable photos. We can recommend and install backup systems from
the absolute simplest most modest system, to something a little more automated and user-friendly
for the multi-user/multi-machine or data sensitive environment.
Alternatively, an on-line, third party backup system might be something that better
fits your needs. We don't provide those services, but other companies
do. These companies generally charge a monthly or yearly fee for a set
amount of on-line storage space for you to use. Do a Google search for
"online backup", and see if any of those services meet your needs.
Lastly, if you're a multi-PC family or environment, and you need multiple computers backed up, along
with the potential to stream movies, TV or movies, we have an entirely different solution for that. While more
expensive, the value and reliability is higher. More specifically, we're talking about Windows Home Server
(WHS). If you're in a household with 3 or more PCs, or if you'd like to be able to do some really cool stuff
with your network, contact us for information. We'll explain all of the goodies to you!
We just ask that whatever you pick, us or someone else, that you find a solution
for the backup of your data. Data recovery, whether from accidental deletion or
hard drive damage, is expensive and labor intensive. We'd always prefer the
customer have a backup system in place, rather than a file recovery service in the
event of an issue.
Please call us for a quote for a backup system that fits your needs.
Note: We install, test, and validate the backup system at the time of
service to make sure the system is working as designed. We then instruct you how to do
backups manually, and/or watch the automated process to make sure it's working properly and
notice it needs adjustment. It is up to the
end-user to ensure that the backups continue to work on the agreed-upon schedule, as many
factors out of our control can interrupt the backup process. In no way
will Bug Hunter Computer Services be responsible for any data loss. Upon
installation, we test and confirm that your backup jobs are executing as designed, and it is
then the customer's responsibility to ensure the jobs continue to work. We will give you the tools
and the knowledge to get you comfortable with the process so that you can recognize when
something needs modification or adjustment.