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How to Backup Your Digital Life

March 27, 2022

From the Wired Magazine website

Backups are boring, but they’ll save your bacon. Here’s how to make sure your data lives on, even when your PC doesn’t.

Making backups is boring, but the alternative – losing your data – is the kind of excitement no now wants, I once lost 80 pages of a novel to a bad hard drive, I had no backups, While most of the world is thankful to have been spared those 80 pages, if the hard drive had lived, who knows? I might be sipping a mai tai on a Maine beach with Stephen King right now.

Nowadays I backup my data at least three times, in three physically separated places. I know what you’re thinking – wow, he is really bummed about missing out on that mai tai. It may sound excessive, but it costs next to nothing and happens without me lifting a finger, so why not?

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Webmaster comments: During the Retiree News website’s nine year run, backups have saved us at least three times. There was the laptop hard drive failure and two backup portable hard drives failures. But one of our three backups restored our files. Then there were the times when an individual file became corrupted but there was a backup file.

But it is critical you backup your digital assets, your financial data and more important, your family photographs. Unless there’s a backup, the photographs of your children and grandchildren growing up cannot be recovered.

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