You may have heard the term “backup” thrown around as a means to safeguard your digital life. But what exactly does this mean? Backing up your digital life usually means saving copies of all your favorite files in the cloud, keeping a copy somewhere safe, and storing copies in different locations.
How is it important to back up your digital files?
Your digital life consists of everything you do online, from your social media accounts to your business accounts, emails, documents, photos, and videos. If you back up your digital data on a regular basis, no matter how hard it is to remember, you can be confident that your data is safe.
How important is it for you to have a backup strategy for your digital life? Whether it is a digital photo book, a movie, or a music library, you want to make sure that you can recover all your data in case something happens to your device or your computer. How do you go about doing this?
While there are some basic tips you can follow, there are tools you can use that make it easier for you to have a backup strategy in place.
Cloud Storage — Cloud storage is the future if you’re looking to store your photos, videos, music, e-books, and other files, on the Internet. There are many ways to accomplish this feat, whether it’s going with a Dropbox account, a Google Drive account, a Microsoft OneDrive account, or any other such cloud storage system. But a quick look at all of your options will tell you that cloud storage is not the quickest way to back up your files.
External Hard Drive — Backing up your files on an external hard drive is important for safety and security, as well as for creating copies of your files in the event something goes awry. But you don’t need a great deal of storage space to ensure that your data is safe: a 1 TB external hard drive will work just as well as a much more expensive 4 TB drive.
Cold Storage — As the cloud becomes more ubiquitous, your digital files will inevitably be stored there. However, as the costs of cloud storage have decreased, it’s easy to forget about the cold storage option. Cold storage is safe to say that you should not rely on it for your company’s data, but it’s also not something that should be entirely forgotten about. Many people do not realize that it is possible to back up all their digital files to cold storage, which is means that the data is stored on a different, offline source of storage.
Social Media Storage — One thing you can do is back up your files on Social Media Storage. By that, I mean the various social media apps you used to share your precious content. They are a free and easy way to back up your photos, videos, music, and files. But they also pose a risk, which is why it’s important to back them up. Social media services have been around for a long time. In fact, some of them are already more than a decade old. The same can be said of the online storage market, where, since the first days of the Web, we’ve been relying on the cloud to store files. But the cloud is becoming a crowded space, which is why we have to pay attention to the services we’re using.
Network-attached storage — Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a handy little storage device that sits on your network and is accessible to all computers and devices on your network. You can back up your important files to the NAS and then share them across the network. A lot of people use NAS to back up their data, including videos, pictures, music, and software.
Backing up your computer is one of the most important things you can do to protect your data. It’s recommended that you back up your data at least once a week. However, most people don’t take the time to do this and end up losing data due to a malfunctioning computer or unforeseen circumstances.