Okay, computers a machine, right? Okay, maybe not yours. You
have this special relationship, but that a subject for
another article. Machines break. Software gets fouled up.
People make errors. These things happen, and for those
reasons alone, you need to back up all your critical data,
redundantly, in a couple of different locations.
You can do this using the tools your system provides, or a
utility you buy for that purpose, but however you do it, do
it! Some more things that can go wrong include disks that
turn bad and erase sections of your files, power failures or
surges, the aforementioned human error (one of the most
frequent causes of data loss!) overheating, water or your
beverage of choice, magnetic issues and last but certainly
most popular, computer viruses.
How is all this accomplished, you ask? There are many ways
to backup your data these days, from DVD's to CDR's to ZIP
drives, to portable hard drives, as well as offsite internet
backups. All have their pros and cons, but the cold hard
facts are that it's becoming increasingly easier to back up
your critical data.
Don't let that lull you into a false sense of security
regarding your sensitive data. Either do it now, and
frequently, or start preparing an epitaph for your lost
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