Posts Tagged ‘free online backup’

No More Excuses…

May 20, 2013

If we’re honest, we can all probably think of a time where we’ve made an excuse for missing a deadline that wasn’t exactly true. These days, however, Buddy Backup has made the time old excuse “my computer crashed” a thing of the past. Its simplistic and reliable approach to data backup means you need never lose a document again.

But just in case you find yourself in need of some extra time on that big project, here are 10 of the more bizarre excuses that have been given to teachers and employers in the past…

“My housemates were doing a weeklong World of Warcraft tournament and used up all the bandwidth, so I couldn’t email the assignment.”

“A refrigerator fell on me.”

“I was in line at a coffee shop when a truck carrying flour backed up and dumped the flour into my convertible.”

“I caught a cold from my puppy.”

“My stepfather was showing off his new gun and shot my computer by accident.”

“My child stuck a mint up his nose and we had to go to A&E to get it removed.”

“I hurt my back chasing a beaver.”

“My brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico.”

“I drank anti-freeze by mistake and had to go to the hospital.”

“I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy.”

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Data backup shouldn’t be a sacrifice for students

March 19, 2013

We all know that when you’re a student you have certain priorities. You have no qualms, for example, in living off one Pot Noodle a day in order to keep your weekly Jagerbomb fund looking healthy. Fresh fruit and vegetables are forgone for that new pair of shoes, and the train fare home is much better spent on saving for this summer’s festival tickets.

But while certain financial sacrifices have to be made in order to live the student dream, protecting your uni work doesn’t have to come at a price.

We’ve all been there – you spend weeks writing an assignment (or in some cases staying up until 6am the night before the deadline, pulling your hair out, draining the library of all caffeine…) for the system to suddenly crash and for all your hard work to be lost before your eyes.

University systems are not failsafe and USB drives are easily lost. But protecting your data effectively doesn’t have to cost you the earth. BuddyBackup is a completely free service that allows you and your family and friends to safeguard your important files by saving them to each other’s computers remotely.

And it couldn’t be easier to do. All you and your Buddy need to do is install BuddyBackup on both of your computers. Then, every time either of you edits or saves a new file, BuddyBackup picks up on this change and immediately backs it up to each other’s drive. Don’t worry though; your Buddy isn’t able to see any of your files (and vice versa) as all of the data is encrypted using military-level coding before it’s transferred.

So, now you can go out and spend your student loan without the worry of it coming at the cost of all your hard work.

New Year’s resolutions broken? Don’t worry; it’s never too late to backup.

January 28, 2013

Give up chocolate, get fit, no carbs – may be all your New Year’s resolutions have gone out of the window?  Whatever, it’s never too late to do one crucial thing – and that is backup your data.

While you might miss a fitness session and think your good intentions are done for, if you don’t backup up your files, you could be missing your favourite photos instead of a gym class.

Backing up your files online and offsite has never been so important especially as we accumulate more and more data – whether that’s photos, videos or documents.

So what’s stopping you? BuddyBackup is easy to install and easy to use, plus it’s free.  It works by using the spare disk space on your friends’ (Buddies) computers.  Simply download the software from our website and follow the instructions to choose Buddies to back up to.

And don’t worry; military-grade encryption is applied to all your data before it leaves your PC so no one else but you can ever read your files.

There’s no limit to the amount of data you can backup, as long as you share enough space with your buddies.

What’s more, backing up your data is a resolution that’s easy to keep up. Once you’ve done your initial backup, BuddyBackup automatically and continuously backs up the changes to your data without you having to think about it. If your buddies aren’t around, it will save the changes and backup when they are online again.

So while you might be struggling to stick to your New Year goals, do yourself a favour and get your files backed up online, offsite and for free. It’s a resolution you won’t regret.

We’ve got a winner in our Top Buddies iPad2 competition!

January 5, 2012

What better way to beat the January blues than by winning a brand new iPad2 courtesy of BuddyBackup? That’s what happened to ‘NicGord’ in Australia, one of our loyal Buddies who persuaded the most number of friends and family to download and start using BuddyBackup’s free, online backup software. Congratulations! The iPad2 is making its way to you now.

Enjoy!

From everyone at BuddyBackup.