Happy Back-Up Day

By Jim

Ok, I know today is Halloween, but “didja” know that it is also Back-Up Day? It’s been actually three years that we’re celebrating Back-Up Day… courtesy of Maxell. Of course this has a lot to do with Maxell’s wares (CD, DVD and tape format backup media), but nonetheless I think it’s cool to have an awareness campaign such as this. I’ve heard too many horror stories about businesses dragging its feet to do a decent regular backup and ka-pow (!) the unthinkable thing happens. All data gone due to negligence. With data getting too fast and media getting cheaper, I think it’s near a crime not to do a decent backup these days!

Personally I do about 2 backups, one online and one on an external drive. I used to do backups on DVDs but that became too hard for me. External drives are cheap anyways, and so much easy to bring when needed. So I back them up there and put them in a fire proof, nailed down safe. How’s that for protection.

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