Ask the Readers: How Do You Backup Your Data?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 18th, 2011


Data loss is serious—and tragic—business. This week we want to hear about your data backup strategies and how you ensure that your data stays safe, secure, and ready to be resurrected should the Binary Reaper strike.

It isn’t a matter of if you’ll lose data but when. All storage media, be it optical, magnetic, or solid-state, degrades in quality and eventually fails. A proper data backup strategy is the only defense we have against the inevitability of media failure. This week we want to hear all about your backup strategies. Do you use only local backup? Local and cloud-based backup? Do you keep data off site? How often do you back up?

Sounds off in the comments and then check back on Friday for the What Your Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/18/11
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