Why don't people back up their computer?
One of the features offered by the security software I have a subscription to is automatic backup to secure online storage. Important information about this feature includes:
- No other programs should be running while the back up is happening.
- The back up will pause if the computer sleeps or hibernates.
- The back up will stop if the internet connection is lost.
- Approximate time to back up 1% = ½ hour*.
Essentially you need to spend fifty hours at the computer, without any other programs running, and tap the spacebar every fifteen minutes if you want the back up to finish. (Unfortunately real word drinking bird
ornaments do not work the way they do on The Simpsons
.) It is recommended you back up weekly.
Fortunately my laptop has a DVD burner so I could use that option. Meanwhile the desktop PC which shares the subscription and doesn't have a DVD burner has never been successfully backed up.
*36±2 minutes in 3 trials totalling 142% over the weekend.