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Home Users Live Dangerously with Computer Backup Practices

Written By: The Home Business Magazine  |  Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

            Home PCs and laptops that store ever-changing data, business information, photos, video, music and photos of consumers' digital lives are backed up less than once a month, according to a new survey of the backup habits of home users conducted by Acronis®, Inc.( - provider of storage management and disaster recovery software).

            The online survey of 5,964 home users found that 87 percent of users back up their hard drives just every two to three months or less frequently, far less often than any industry organization or publication recommends. This number is in sharp contrast with another survey finding - 80 percent of users have lost information and had to restore it.

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