what is the best way to backup a laptop?

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    Its the off season, I don't know where Cam Newton is. I need to back up my laptop. Its a Toshiba, 300GB. Its just less than half full. Should I just get an external hard drive or something else?
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    I got an external 500 TB and it works great. Super easy.
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    Push it in the opposite direction
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    I see what you did there. :)
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    Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
    - Linus Torvalds
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    ....put it in reverse?





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    Reverse mojo...
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    External hard drives protect from loss due to hardware failure. Problems with that are that many times you have to manually backup and you forget. Also, if you have a fire or natural disaster, your original and your backup are gone.

    The only way to prevent that is to have your backup offsite. That's what online "cloud" backup offerings. They also usually run automatically backing up whatever you choose to backup automatically. Carbonite, Mozy, etc. I highly recommend.
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    Hard drive monthly. Cloud everyday

    Cloud holds my important stuff: papers, programs, important pdf's

    HD: everything
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