Is your data important to you?
I’m talking about:
- Work documents
- Project files
- Financial details
- Family photos
You know the stuff. I bet you would be devastated to lose it. I bet you don’t back it up either.
Only today I received a note from a freelancer I use saying that she had lost a document she had just finished for me. It took her a week and it looks like she is going to have to start again from scratch, without being paid for the second time round.
STUPID. STUPID. STUPID.
You can back your stuff up in two ways.
Firstly – stick any important stuff on a USB drive or even a USB stick and save stuff on there every day or whenever you make a change.
Secondly – save it to an online storage service such as box.net.
Most operating systems even come with their own backup automation software or you can download it. I know it’s a boring subject but it only takes a few minutes to get this all sorted out and can save a lot of heartache.