Data loss is not something only companies and organisations have to fear, losing personal data, whether it was your precious holiday pictures or years of home videos stored on your phone, it can be equally devastating.
It’s not just your phone, storing data in a single place like just in your laptop or tablet puts it at risk. If any of these devices crash, you could lose your data forever.
To recognise this loss of data, World Backup Day was designed by Ismail Jadun, a digital strategy and research consultant, to boost awareness about regular backups. A backup is nothing but a second copy of all your important files such as your photos, videos, emails and other documents. The goal is to keep another copy of everything somewhere safe, instead of storing it all in one place. This way, if you lose your tablet or drop your phone in water, you have a backup of all the data saved elsewhere.
The purpose of World Backup Day is to use March 31st
as a date each year to remind people to back up their data. This is the day before April Fool’s Day and the catchphrase of the official website says “Don’t be an April Fool. Back up your files on March 31st
Are you ready to take the World Backup Day pledge? Then here are a few ways to back up your data. For absolute safety, choose two methods to make sure it's secure.
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There are many third-party cloud storage options like iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive etc. that allow you to store your data in the cloud. This is a popular storage option as most of them offer end-to-end encryption of your data to keep it safe, along with some free storage space and additional space for a reasonable fee. You can then access the cloud wherever you are from a computer or a mobile.
External Hard Drive
External hard drives have a large storage capacity that lets you save all kinds of data. You can connect it to multiple computers and transfer data easily. Many hard drives come with USB 3.0 capabilities too that lets you transfer data at a much faster speed.
A USB pendrive is the easiest and cheapest way to save your data. It is small and easily portable, which also means it is easy to lose, so be careful when handling these devices.
Just like pendrives, a flash drive allows you to keep all your files at hand. It also lets you run applications and software directly from the drive without having to install it to your laptop.
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