Just voted in a poll “How often do you backup your business PC or laptop?” and I’ve discovered the results pretty much as expected – 25% of PC or laptop users never back up their data.
I think back up of the most important data is mandatory, as over my last 10 years I had so many accidents:
- 3 times my hard-drive broke
- n-times data was corrupted due to some software failure
- n*x times I accidentally removed the data myself
Backing up data does not require a lot of time or resources, a simple external hard drive is more than enough, for most of the cases and just do weekly, or at least monthly copies.
Keeping data on a server ( web server, FTP server, gmail ) sometimes even a better option as usually the owners of the server do daily backups and you don’t have to worry about anything.
So if you haven’t done any backups of your important data yet – now is the best time to do that!
Adding the original poll from Linked In