It’s the last of the month, and also World Backup Day, so rather than start your work week of wishing it was the weekend, do your data a favour and make sure the things you love are backed up and easy to find.
One of the most important things you can possibly do, backing up is one of those things we tend to forget about, only to have something horrible happen later on and no recent backups available.
“You cannot go backwards in time,” said Whitford, adding that “a lot of people are creating and taking a lot of photos with their smartphones, and these aren’t getting backed up. It’s really a tragedy if they lose them.”
Unfortunately, any form of storage media can die, be it a hard drive, solid-state drive, or a form of flash memory. Even already written CDs and DVDs can fail, with culprits being scratches, marks, or a break down in the organic component beneath called “azo.”
That’s why it’s best to have your critical information backed up to several forms of media, such as an external drive and a cloud solution such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box.net.