When it comes to backing up video data, one method is simply not enough. You may put hours into creating that perfect video, only to see it disappear if your computer crashes or the power goes out. Creating hard copies of your video is great, but those items can be damaged in any disaster. Using a data protection company to back up your work is another great solution. Many users assume their data is safe when it is stored solely on a social media network.
The hard truth is, all methods have the potential to fail, losing data can happen to anyone. The best preventative approach to take is to use multiple forms of data backup so that if one dissipates, all is not lost.
Sharing On Social Media
The normal methods you use to save and share your videos are a part of your backup management plan. This is the first line of defense, and if you’re lucky you will never have to turn to your back-up methods to retrieve data. This includes saving your videos on your computer and sharing them online. Some sites that you might share your videos on include:
- Google Plus
Even if you don’t desire to share your video, each of these sites has an option to make the video private. This means you can essentially use the website as a method of storage. However, these sites are not prone to problems and are not necessarily reliable as the only means of storage and shouldn’t be your only plan to avoid losing those important files.
Remote backup, or cloud storage is a method of saving your data at a remote location. This means that the data is stored on a server, very similar to if it was stored on Facebook or another site such as that. The difference is, these online backup hosts are specifically designed for this purpose. There is often an additional layer of security. However, no method of storage is 100% safe. Read the information they provide carefully to find out the best way to ensure your videos are safe. There are remote backup hosts that are free for small amounts of data, as well as services that provide huge amounts of storage. Generally, the more data you need to store, the more expensive this service will be. If you are a small business owner, having more space is probably a good call, after all you do get what you pay for. Also, some services include automatic backup, which backup data automatically, as scheduled. This is especially useful for those who have trouble remembering to schedule backup management tasks.
External drives are a very convenient method of storing video and other data. They attach to your computer, normally through a USB cable and allow you to access the data from that computer, or detach it and access it from a different system. One new drive by Seagate, the Backup Plus, is specifically designed to work with social networking sites to enable you to easily backup data from those sites.