Mobile users face large obstacles in keeping up with reasonable backups. There are several solutions available, each with a common denominator that requires us to remember to perform backups in the first place.
In some cases, Windows 7 BitLocker aids your capacity to encrypt removable and backup media, depending on the media involved.
Portable Hard Drives
Ranging in size from small to huge, portable hard drives are a fairly easy way to keep backups in order—especially backups consisting of just data. Windows 7, as in prior Windows editions, contains the infamous
Backup.exe software in Professional+ editions. Backup.EXE allows compressed and regularly scheduled backups (so long as you remember to plug in the drive); drives can also be BitLocker-managed and encrypted. You can do a quick backup of just data files (example, your
/user directory), or mixtures of the whole enchilada and all the data, or just those files that have changed, in your favorite backup combo.