Why should you backup?
- Hard Drives AND Solid State Drives fail – it’s not a matter of if, but when.
- Power Surges, Brownouts, and Blackouts happen – any of them can compromise your data.
- Malware/Ransomware/Viruses – they ALL are capable of destroying your data.
- Theft & Fire – these happen and they destroy Everything.
By Backing up your system on a regular basis, i.e. daily or weekly, all of the above can be circumvented by simply restoring your system from a recent backup.
I recommend having at least two backup mediums and rotate them regularly. Keep one backup medium attached to system to run regular backups and keep one off-site – mainly in case of Theft or Fire.
Backup medium can also go bad at anytime, just like the storage medium in your computer. By having a second (or more) backup medium, you always have at least one good backup!
Next week, I will talk about Cloud Backups – what they are and why you should utilize them.
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.