World Backup Day


Don’t be an April Fool!

WHAT IS BACKUP? – A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

BUT WHY SHOULD I BACKUP? – Losing your files is way more common than you’d think. Ever lost your phone, camera or tablet? That counts. Your stuff could have been saved with a backup. One small accident or failure could destroy all the important stuff you care about.

SO HOW DO I BACKUP? – Most people backup their files in one of two ways: to an external drive, or somewhere on the Internet. It’s really easy, and you only need to set it up once!

BACKING UP TO A USB DRIVE – You’ll need an external hard drive for this, preferably one that holds more than your computer can. The good news is, they’re cheap!

BACKING UP TO THE CLOUD – A simple way to start saving your files to the internet is by using OneDriveDropboxGoogle Drive, or even Amazon Cloud Drive to backup the most important things you’re working on right now.

These “online drives” usually don’t have too much space, and only backup one folder on your computer. However, this is great for students and business people who need to keep their most important documents safe.

BACKING UP YOUR WHOLE COMPUTER – If you’d rather back up absolutely EVERYTHING (good on you!) – just search for “online backup reviews” on your favorite search engine. It can help you choose the service that’s right for you.



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Announcing Acronis True Image 2019
By Gene Barlow
User Group Relations
Copyrighted August 2018 (posted with permission)

Acronis just announced the 15-year Anniversary Edition of Acronis True Image 2019 . The new release includes major updates to the program’s backup and recovery capabilities and is the first personal backup software to incorporate artificial intelligence-based technology designed to actively protect data against ransomware.

True Image 2019 has many new features including the following:

Cleaning up backup versions manually: Take even greater control over your local backups to better manage your disk space. Our new backup cleanup utility allows you to free up space by manually selecting unnecessary versions of your backup. Keep what you need, wipe what you don’t.

Acronis Survival Kit: To recover your computer in case of a failure, you need to have two crucial components—a backup of your system disk and a bootable rescue media. Acronis Survival Kit is an external hard disk drive that contains both components so that you could have a single device that has everything that you need to recover your computer. To create an Acronis Survival Kit, you can use any external hard disk drive larger than 32 GB.

Active Protection for NAS devices and network shares: Acronis Active Protection, our industry-leading defense against ransomware, can now protect network shares and NAS devices.

Enhanced scheduling flexibility: We are making scheduling easier with the new option that allows starting backups whenever an external drive is connected. Configure a new backup plan, activate the option, and your backup will start automatically the next time you attach the designated USB drive to your PC.

Improved Cloud backup: Acronis’ new technology for backing up files to the cloud improves backup speed and performance. That means the independently proven fastest cloud backup is even better, delivering secure, off-site storage that encrypts your data to ensure your digital privacy.

Improved WinPE Media Builder: In Acronis True Image WinPE media received two important improvements:

  • You can add drivers to WinPE media
  • Acronis WinPE media detects network adapters and you can configure network settings to recover using either Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection

To order Acronis True Image 2019 or Acronis Disk Director 12 from us, go to our secure website at and click on the Order Now button near the top of that page. Not only do we provide the best prices for these excellent products, we also give our customers much better support than they will get from Acronis or other distributors.

If you have questions about this article or the Acronis True Image 2019 or Acronis Disk Director 12 products, send an email to and I will try to help you with your questions.


I have an earlier standard version of True Image. Should I order True Image 2019 to replace it? The new features in True Image 2019 are only available to you if you buy the new version. If you want the new features in True Image 2019, then you should definitely order True Image 2019 from UGR. If you use True Image 2017 Standard or True Image 2018 Standard and don’t need the new features of True Image 2019, then you can continue to use your older version of True Image for another year. If you have an older version of True Image than True Image 2017, then you should definitely get the new True Image 2019 from UGR.

I have an active subscription to True Image 2018 Advanced or True Image 2018 Premium. Should I order True Image 2019 to replace it? If you are using an active version of one of our subscription versions of True Image 2018, then you are entitled to a free upgrade to True Image 2019 for the rest of your subscription period. All you have to do to get your free upgrade to True Image 2019 Advanced or Premium is to go to your account on the Acronis website and click on downloads to download the new True Image 2019 free upgrade.