What IS a backup? Simply stated, a backup is: a secondary copy of ALL of your important files, including documents, pictures, videos, and even emails. By creating this copy you ensure that you can retrieve your information in case of a disaster. I know personally I would be in for many, many sleepless nights if something happened to all the pictures and videos of my kids growing up through the years. So many of our memories take on digital form these days, which gives us many advantages...the biggest in my opinion being the ease with which we can back 'em up!
Why should I backup? Remember those disasters I mentioned earlier? Fires, tornados, hurricanes, theft, asteroids, martian invasions. These things and many more can threaten your ability to retain those precious digital memories. Even more common is the simple losing of a device. Ever lost your wallet? How about your cell phone? I don't know about you, but without my cell phone I would have a hard time reaching just about anyone, as the days of memorizing those numbers have been replaced by the Contact folder.
Is it REALLY that big of a deal? Well...how about we share a few stats:
But the good news is backing up your important information in 2017 is easy, and in most cases free, or at a minimal charge (depends a lot on how much data you have!) For example, Google and Amazon will allow you to backup UNLIMITED photos to their services. Storing data in the "cloud" ensures that should physical loss occur you can still reach your information. There are also plenty of inexpensive devices available to plug up and do these important backups closer to home.
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