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IS IT WORTH BACKING UP TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE?

Backing up is always good. But not all are equally safe, nor do they cover the same risks.

What are the drawbacks of backing up to an external disk?

1. You must have it connected to your computer
The first problem that we find with this method of making backup copies is that, to make the backup, it must be connected to your computer.

There are also external hard drives with Wifi, so you need a cable to connect from any computer on the network.

But still the hard drive must be in the coverage range of your Wifi network. That is, you must have it in your company.

2. There could be a fire
When your backups are in the same physical location as the data you want to save, they can both run the same physical risks.

For example, a fire could burn your computer, but also your hard drive. Or if a flood occurs and your premises fills with water, you are still at the same risk of data loss.

3. You can get a virus
If your computers are victims of a virus, and your external hard drive is connected (via Wi-Fi or cable), the data contained in it may also be affected.

It is quite logical: the fate of your computer data is linked to backups, since you depend on a connection for backups.

4. You need a network
What data do you want to have a backup of? If you have a single external hard drive, you will have to have the computers on the network to be able to automate the backups comfortably.

A DHCP server allots a dynamic IP number. The DHCP server has a group of IP addresses which can serve the purpose.

As today many times you work remotely, from home, with laptops, tablets or mobiles, you should also have a VPN if you want that data to be stored in backup copies.
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