What is the Best Way to Protect and Backup Your Data?
We buy insurance for every aspect of our lives; car, life, home, health, even our cell phones. Most of us are probably over insured, yet we fail to protect our digital lives. Many people find out too late, only after they have lost everything stored on their computer, camera, phone or other devices, what they should be doing to protect and backup their data.
It is vital to backup your data before a failure occurs.
Mac users, consider using Time Machine to facilitate a consistent ongoing backup. Windows users, consider enabling the Restore Points feature and scheduling full system backups to an external hard drive at least once a week. iPhone/iPad users, start using iTunes to backup your devices. Linux users, consider choosing a backup utility available at SourceForge.net.
Always handle computers, phones, and external data storage devices carefully. Prevent excessive heat, static discharge, liquid damage, and dropping or bumping your devices.
Are you concerned that data loss has occurred or is imminent?
Losing your data can be overwhelming. Taking the right course of action can be critical in recovering your digital life. If your system fails to boot, has signaled that a file or folder is missing or unreachable, or has indicated that a hard drive is not accessible, shutdown the system immediately to prevent further data loss. Stop using your hard drive or other data storage device immediately if it stops responding.
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