The Importance of Backing Up Data
Did you know 1 in 5 people admit to never backing up their files? As well as this, 20% of people have had their device stolen, lost or damaged. While you may think your hardware is reliable, in reality it 's not. Yet the majority of people admit they would more upset to lose their photos over any other files, adding to the importance of keeping your data backed up and safe.
Schedule regular backups. No matter how annoying those little reminders can be ensuring you to back up your files, they are there to help you. By backup data regularly, every week or month or even whenever you get new important documents and pictures. Even if something was to go wrong, you'll have the files from when you last saved them so at least you haven't lost everything.
Invest in a good external hard drive. The backups should be stored on a removable drive or media. This allows your backups to be separate from your system to avoid any physical damage.
Security! Always make sure your system is protected by providing double security, it's always safe if you backup your data to the external hard drive as well as the cloud. With the right software, you can encrypt the data so it's safe and secure, also protect it against physical damage. An easy tip would be to test your recovery plan first time, nothing is worse than discovering that your backup doesn't work when it's too late!
Growing numbers of computer viruses are also a big risk, as once they infect your device they can often corrupt your data.
There is a World Backup Day believe it or not. This day is always on the 31st March and encourages consumers to back up their family photos, home videos, documents and emails, on more than one device.
So before you go dropping your phone into the pond or leaving your laptop in the taxi, give yourself peace of mind knowing your important data is safely stored and backed up.