I am currently reading for the Master of Arts in Public Theology at Jamaica Theological Seminary. I have upcoming seminars that I am writing lessons for. I have a sermon series that I am writing. I have book manuscripts writing and editing. I have priceless pictures and videos of our lil’ Prince Zaken’Asiel. My laptop is a treasure trove of vital information. The first sign of trouble was the day I noticed that my 1 TB external hard drive refused to load when I plugged it into the usb port. Panic alarm got to level pink. For a few days there after I tried it on various machines and had to finally concede that all my backed up data may be inaccessible from that backup source.
To add insult to injury I then discovered that both usb ports on said laptop started to physcially come apart. There was I, laptop filled with data but data inaccessible because the backup devices are all usb devices. And my backup external hard drive was not much more than a paper weight on my desk. Panic level went a yet to be named shade of red. Efforts to repair the usb ports proved futile as the usb controller on the motherboard itself had gone bad and needed to be replaced. An insignificnat matter, except the part was not available locally. It’s a a good thing I now wear a bald head and no longer my long flowing locks because I would have set a new defintion of “pulling out your hair” in frustration or anger. It because brutally obvious that I needed a replacement laptop, the cost of doing that aside, there remained that huge matter of my data.
My frustration, my pain, my agony turned to unbridled joy when I remembered that a few weeks before all this drama I had made the wise decision to subscribe to a cloud data back up service. I logged into my account and there before my eyes were all my documents, downloads, pictures, videos. I installed the interface on my newly acquired laptop and started the download process, then transferred the backup option from the acer laptop that still lies in need of working usb ports to my newly acquired Toshiba and that was the day the cloud saved the day. The wise folks say prevention is better than cure. I like to say to be forewarned is to be foreaearmed. Do yourself a favour and check out the unlimited cloud backup service that I use. The price will shock you.