We’ve all been there.
A friend or family member comes to you knowing you’re a knowledgeable computer user and tells you that he has lost all the data on his computer.
You say, “Sure, I’ll help you get your computer working again. We’ll just restore your backup to a new drive or a new computer.”
Your friend looks at his feet and says, “I didn’t have a backup.”
You have to tell your friend that it’s very possible that without a backup that data is lost forever. It’s too late for a lecture about how he should have made regular backups of his computer. Your friend just wants his data back and he’s looking to you to help him.
You wish you could help. You realize that the time you could have helped was before the loss happened; when you could have helped your friend start making regular backups.
Yes, we’ve all been there. In fact, it’s how Backblaze got started.
You Can Be a Hero to a Friend by Sharing This Post
If you share this post with a friend or family member, you could avoid the situation where your friend loses his data and you wish you could help but can’t.
The following information will help your friend get started backing up in the easiest way possible — no fuss, no decisions, and no buying storage drives or plugging in cables.
The guide begins here:
Share or Email This Post to a Friend
Do your friend and yourself a favor and share this post. On the left side of the page (or at the bottom of the post) are buttons you can use to share this post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, or to email it directly to your friend. It will take just a few seconds and could save your friend’s data.
It could also save you from having to give someone the bad news that her finances, photos, manuscript, or other work are gone forever. That would be nice.
But your real reward will be in knowing you did the right thing.
Tell us in the comments how it went. We’d like to hear.