Jesus and Satan were having a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge. They sit themselves at their computers and begin. They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several hours straight.
Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and cries, “I have nothing. I lost it all when the power went out.” “Very well, then,” says God, “Jesus, show me the results of all your typing.”
Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in full color, a YouTube video begins playing and you could see and hear the voices of an angelic choir from the surround sound speakers. Satan is completely astonished. He stutters, “B-b-but how? I lost everything, yet Jesus’ program is intact. How did he do it?” God smiled all-knowingly and said, “Jesus saves.”
Hopefully this little bit of humor prompts you to save your files. Do you save? Don’t get caught in the same situation. Always save & backup your files, always. You do backup your files don’t you? Most likely you have a lot of important information in your computer (homework assignments, financial data, photos, music, church records, sermons, ministry files, outlook files, etc.) How would you feel if all of that info. was lost? If disaster strikes will you be ready?
Many things can happen that can cause you to loose your data; fire, theft, power surge, hard drive crash, virus attack, dropping your computer, flood, etc. The solution is to systematically backup your files and save them away from you computer everyday, preferably in another building. There are many ways to save and backup your files, you can;
1. Copy your files to a CD and send them to a friend.
2. Copy your files to a flash drive and keep them in a safe deposit box
3. Email yourself your most important files
4. Use an expensive backup program
Even if you did use one of the above methods, one day you might forget to backup your stuff. I’d like to introduce you to the method I use to backup my files.
The best part is that it’s FREE (for up to 2 GB of data with no setup fee, no credit cards and no monthly payment). If you need more space it costs only $4.95 a month for an unlimited number of files. Mozy works for both PC’s and Mac’s. All you need is an internet connection. I recommend that you try out the free version first then upgrade to the paid version. For a full review of Mozy click here.
For those who have questions about security, Mozy uses, 128-bit SSL encryption: The same technology used by banks secures your data during the backup process. Mozy also uses 448-bit Blowfish encryption: This secures your files while in storage, providing peace of mind that your private data is safe from hackers.
Once you install Mozy on your computer you never have to worry about backing up your files again. It will backup all of your files everyday, automatically.
Here’s what to do: Sign up for a free account, download and install the free software, select the files to backup and tell it what time you want it to backup your files. That’s it, Mozy does the rest. What’s nice about Mozy is that it will back up your documents whether they’re open or closed. Also, after the first backup, Mozy only backs up files that have been added or changed, making subsequent backups very fast.
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