If you’ve been paying attention to our blog at all (and if you’re a first time reader: hello!), then you know we’re pretty passionate here about tech security. Our lives exist on tools like laptops and smartphones in this very digital age, and if the data contained on these devices becomes corrupted then you might be in a world of trouble.
Data backups are always a good idea in case something goes wrong and you need an extra copy of files or other irreplaceable data. We’ve compiled some of the most popular tools out there for data backups that also carry our -- and the Internet’s -- stamp of approval.
Acronis True Image
Do you work exclusively from your home computer? Many of us do. We carry around laptops or have our desktop set up in our home office’s, ready to work at a moment’s notice. Thus, computer data backups are vastly important to keeping your daily life running smoothly. If you lose any of that data, you may be greatly inconvenienced to say the least.
Acronis True Image (2017) creates an image of not just bits of your hard drive, but your entire computer. From there the complete image backup is stored in one or more unique places, such as an FTP server, an external hard drive or somewhere else. You can choose to backup one device, or select up to five different devices at an elevated price.
O&O DiskImage 11 Professional
Instead of your whole computer, let’s say you want one file or grouping of files secured. While we recommend saving all files in the case of an emergency, we also understand sometimes specific files are the ones you consider to be the least expendable.
O&O DiskImage 11 Professional is a business-grade computer backup software that can secure and copy specific data slots or your entire hard drive. This software includes a very easy to use wizard and encryption capabilities.
We’re sure you’ve heard of Rewind. People say it’s the best Shopify backup app out there...so we’ve heard, anyway. Kidding aside, we do take data backups very seriously. While Shopify does have some systems in place to secure your data, they aren’t necessarily convenient and automatic. You have to request a backup from Shopify before things go wrong, but the Rewind app schedules backups and gives you a backup on request.
AOMEI Backupper Professional
Perhaps one of the most varied backup tools on the market when it comes to computers, AOMEI Backupper Professional may have an oddly juvenile name, but it’s really a business-grade backup service that really packs a punch. Supporting disk, partition, file/folder and system backups, AOMEI Backupper has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. You’ll also find useful support services, like password encryption, email notifications and custom compression levels.
If you were looking to find the perfect backup software (or the best Shopify data backup app) out there, we’ve got you covered. Don’t look -- act. The sooner you backup your data, the safer it will be!