Today is March 31. Is there something special about this day? Yes! March 31 is World Backup Day.
Do not believe me? – ask Google!
New Year night is a time for new year resolutions. Backup day – a good time to recheck your backup strategy. If you have one.
If you do not have any – good time to prepare one. This days a big part of our live is digital. It worth being
There is a joke, which says that there are two groups of people:
- which do not backup yet
- which already do backup
Actually, there are 3th group – people who check that data from backup can be restored.
If you are not sure if you need backup or not – just think if there is any important data which you can loose if your laptop and/or phone is gone.
For me most important data is my photos and videos of my family. There are more things I would like to secure, but family photo archive is most important for me.
Our 2 home laptops regularly backup data to home NAS (I use entry level synology and absolutely love it, but this is another story). Additionally I monthly backup all data on the NAS to an external drive. I selected portable pocket sized WD to be sure that it is ready for occasional travel.
Why do I backup to an external drive? I keep this drive in the office. This gives me geographically distributed backup and protects my data in case something bad happens with the NAS.
This setup keeps my data safe way. Can you say same about yours?