Are you prepared for a total system crash? Did you know that March 31st is World Backup Day? Take the pledge and find out how you can be sure your data is safe and secure!
Backing up your data can be tedious and boring. However it is super important to do. Nowadays with a smartphone in just about every pocket and purse with potentially thousands of pictures and videos on each device, there are thousands of reasons to make sure that data is backed up. I routinely back up our data in our house. I probably do not get a backup as often as I would like but probably once a quarter I make sure I got everything.
There are many tools that you can use to automate backups to make it easier. I usually just use the copy and paste method but shooting data out to the cloud or another storage medium can be relatively hassle free these days. Gone are the days of having to use hundreds of floppy disks or tape drives. The cloud and USB storage is insanely cheap, there is not one good reason as to why you cannot be backing up your data!
If you are unsure of how to protect your data visit the WorldBackupDay.com website and get some good tips on what you can do to make sure your data is backed up and safe. You really don’t even need to spend any money to make it happen, just make sure you do it. As an IT professional that has recovered a good amount of crashed hard drives, please save me the time and create a good backup of your data. I an the rest of the IT world thanks you. Thank yourself for that matter as you have now protected your data!
Do you have any questions about backing up your data? Post them in the comments!
*Image and video courtesy of WorldBackupDay.com