I keep on saying it and everyone just carries on regardless: This year – and every future year: commit to following one of the cornerstone rules of IT security – That being making regular backups of the data you have stored on your drives.
Being able to restore files and folders to your computer after they are deleted due to infection or damage by malware, or to restore your computer to a previous, safe state, provides you with the ultimate peace of mind in the event that something goes wrong: A malware infection or a drive malfunction.
…And I know most people will ignore me, and then start crying about how useless computers are, and how it’s all Microsoft’s fault that they lost all their data when they got infected with ransomware. – That’s people for you; they don’t make a backup, and then they blame everything and everyone else but the place where the fault lies. 0_0
Commit to one of the cornerstone rules of security – Make regular backups of the data you have stored on your drives. Click To Tweet
The most effective way to backup your data is to use the 3-2-1 rule: –
Here is an idea for such a multi-stage backup solution that I used to run from my studio until I recently amended it, and which runs on autopilot.
Click or tap the relevant link for more on this…
– It backs up not only the data on your computers drives; but also your website and your Dropbox account too. – And it costs exactly the same as a single subscription to Backblaze, plus a Dropbox account: less than $20 a month… In fact less than $15 a month for the first month; bearing in mind the fact that Backblaze is free for at least a month if you act quickly. – We’ll get to that shortly.
One of those backup copies of your data should be with Backblaze.
– Why Backblaze? – Because Backblaze is a great online backup service that does exactly what it says on the tin; without having a massive footprint and using up a lot of your system resources like at least one of its main competitors does. With Backblaze there’s no need to worry even in the unlikely event that ALL of your other backups fail for whatever reason: Your precious data will be backed up in encrypted format on Backblaze’ secure servers.
Why risk losing your valuable data? – One day your hard drive, even your solid state drive, will malfunction. – It’s a case of ‘when’, not ‘if’. When that happens your saved data on that drive may well be rendered totally irretrievable and/or corrupted. – But if it was previously backed up using Backblaze then that won’t be a problem.
… Here’s some good news:..