Originally Posted by annielulu
I subscribe to Carbonite.com. For $55.00 per year they will back up your entire system and then continue to do so on a daily basis without you ever doing anything.
If you lose your data you just go online with your new or fixed computer and download all your files to your new system.
I use Carbonite as well. Local backup (external hard drives etc) are all good and well, but if there is some disaster (house fire etc) or theft, you're screwed. At least one backup solution MUST be off site. Whether that is an external hard drive you keep outside the home or an online backup solution.
I've found carbonite to be an easy solution. After the initial backup (which can take a long time, just designate what directories you want backed up and everything is done in the background from then on