Updated: Aug 16, 2021
Back That Data Up!
Let’s face the facts, we are living in a world that revolves around technology. We have clouds and servers around the world that are holding some of our most precious data.
We are reliant on our pictures, or important documents being safe, and available the next time we need them. But if that data suddenly disappears, would you know how to get it back?
Your best chance is to have this data saved in a secondary location that you’ll be able to access on the fly. So let’s talk about how you should backup your data, and your options.
How Often Should You Backup Your Data?
I recommend backing up you data at least once a quarter. This way you aren’t frantically transferring bits of information throughout the year, and you’re able to organize everything you’ve accomplished into one section that will be easily accessible when you need it.
What Kind of Information Should you Backup?
The short and sweet answer is: any personal, or important information that matters to you. Personal files are the files you create and work with directly. Some examples are: photos, documents, music, videos, and email messages.
What Kind of Information Should You not Backup?
Any information that did not take you a super long time to make, or information you know will never be utilized.
What Happens if You Do Not Backup Your Data?
After you’ve had a heart attack or two, the truth is with today’s technology and services out there chances are that your information will have been automatically saved somewhere. So take a deep breath, and see if there is a “Restore Previous Versions” option. You might be able to go back in time, and save the day.
While trying to recover this information, do not download anything new. Your computer might not have completely kicked your file to the curb, so wait to download anything, and see if your file was saved somewhere deep within your drive.
Next, look for programs that specialize in recovering deleted files. They are created just for this reason, so do not lose hope. If you find that this is not an option, or if your old hard drive suddenly kicks the bucket, a technician might be able to save some information, but this can be costly. So having a backup never hurts!
Do you have any tricks to recover deleted, or lost data? Post your tips in the comment section!