No matter how much I annoy you guys, I am not going to shut up about the importance of backing up your documents when going paperless. It really is critical.
Katie Floyd obviously agrees because she wrote a great blog post called Creating A Comprehensive Backup Strategy.
In it she goes through everything you need to know about backing up your computer, and I 100% agree with her advice.
Today it’s easier than ever to backup your data, but I’m shocked by the number of people I meet who are not backing up, or who backup only occasionally and are thus at risk for data loss. Granted, if you’re reading this post you’re probably not that person. But I’m willing to bet you know that person. Let’s take a few minutes to review what makes a good backup strategy and share the love with someone who needs a little help.
The examples she gives are for the Mac, but the concepts are valid for any platform and many of the tools she refers to are cross-platform.
A few years ago I made a video about how to backup your computer that talks about this as well, and goes through how I back things up. An oldie but it still holds up.
Do you have your backup system going yet? If not, now is a pretty fantastic time to get started.