Did you know March 31st is World Back Up Day?
It's a simple fact that you should back up your online data. You most likely don't need to backup everything on your computer, but most people and businesses have a good amount of information that would not be able to be replaced in the event of a tech crash or other disaster.
Ideally, it's best to back up your data to a cloud-based service. First, you should store your files offsite as they'll be much safer than on DVDs or USB drives sitting right next to your computer in the event of a fire or flood. Second, the cloud providers have multiple lines of defense in an emergency. Third, when backed up to a cloud service your files can be accessed from the web for easy retrieval.
Ultimately, there is a backup rule of 3: the original, a copy, and a copy of the copy.
Here are 5 top-rated online backup services for you to check out if you don't already have a system in place:
3. Backblaze (This is the one I use.)
4. SOS Online Backup
An additional benefit to an online backup service is the added layer of security it brings. Encryption-based file security is offered with most backup services. Also, let's not forget the peace of mind that comes with automation. Online services will automatically and continuously back up your files so you no longer have to remind yourself each week.
WorldBackUpDay.com encourages you: "Don't be an April Fool," back up your data! They have a pledge you can take right on their website to hold you accountable to make sure you follow through and get BACKED UP!!
Will you take the pledge?