Today March 31 is World Backup Day

The world backup day is an initiative to make people aware on the importance of backup.


The official website of World Backup Day is at http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/



Your hard disk, smartphone or laptop may not be always loyal to you.
Computers get infected with viruses, smartphones are lost and your hard disk gets fried.

“Remember backup is a continuous process not a one off process. You must always backup your data not only on 31 March.”

WHAT IS BACKUP?
Let’s quote exactly from the website:

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.
Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

WHY SHOULD YOU BACKUP ?
Your data is valuable.
It’s important because you might need it for personal and professional reasons.
Your ebooks, your final year dissertation, your source codes, your customer list, your child’s photos, etc


SOME STATISTICS


SO HOW DO I BACKUP?
Some people think of backup as a complicated process and believe that they just can’t do it.
While some believe they need expensive software.

The truth is:
You backup your files on an External Drive or somewhere on the Internet (Example Google Drive, DropBox).

Please note that am not endorsing any service provider am just giving some examples. There are other cloud backup providers as well.

1.Buy an External Drive (USB)
2.Connect it to your computer.
3.Copy all your important files to the External Drive (Right Click > Select Copy, then Paste on the External Drive)  or Copy all your important files to a Cloud backup Provider.
4.Congrats. That’s the simplest backup according to me.

SOME TIPS
1.Always keep your backup away in a safe place.
2.Don’t forget to backup
3.Check that your backup is OK

DISCLAIMER: Everything in this post is for informational purpose only. I am not responsible for any loss of data through improper backup procedures.

Remember: Your data won’t make jokes – It will be for real if it’s lost. So Backup !


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