Backing Up or Saving Your Artwork on Computer
With any business, including an art business, it is important that you back up all your computer files away from your hard drive regularly. Saving them onto media away from the main PC is also essential security to prevent anyone stealing your art work, ideas or financial data, yet many companies fail to do this and often end up losing vital data.
StorageIt is of paramount importance that you store sensitive data away from your main PC. If the unit is hijacked by spyware or merely stolen, you stand to lose everything. Choose a method of saving your files that means they are stored separately from the main unit, this will ensure that you always have a back-up to restore your files should they go missing or become corrupted.There are several ways to store information; you will need to choose the best method for you. Remember, though, that despite being on a budget it is false economy to go for cheap or unbranded goods. The best way to store files is on an external hard drive. This way you can synchronise it with you main pc on a daily basis, ensuring that all changes are recorded. You can save diagrams and documents onto CD or DVD using the burner in your main PC. There are memory sticks available in many sizes; however, these are easy to lose.
Whichever method you choose, make sure you back-up regularly. Failure to do so can cost you both in time and finances. For most business a combination of devices is best. That way you can back-up the back-up. After all, you can't be too careful when it comes to making sure you protect your information.