Thursday, September 5, 2013
courtesy of securingthehuman.org
Backups are one of the most important things you can do to protect your data from hard drive failures, accidental deletions, stolen/lost devices, or malware infections. Follow these top tips to keep your data safe:
Just backing up important documents, pictures, research results, etc. takes less space and time but can be slower to recover. Backing up your entire system, including the operating system and installed apps, takes longer but makes it easier to recover from a complete loss.
You can use physical media, the cloud, or both:
If you use physical media, make sure to store a copy in a different location (office, a relative's home, safe deposit box). That way if you suffer a house fire or other catastrophic loss, your backups will still be available.