Simple Back Up Principles
Let’s talk about backing up your data.
Here is a quick PSA about Back ups.
Your only back up is:
- This black box beside your computer “I think that it’s backing up”
- Dropbox, GSuite, OneDrive, or the latest greatest OneBoxGDropCloud, yada, yada, yada.
- Backing up to another folder/Drive on your computer
- “Umm, my photos are still on the camera”
Sadly these are not back ups
So Hence Forth!
BACKUP RULE OF THREE
Or as I like to call it 3-2-1-A. These rules have been around a while
but worth touching on again.
- 3 - Copies of anything you care about - Two isn't enough if it's important.
- 2 - Different formats - Example: Cloud, Portable Drive, NAS, Memory Stick
- 1 - Off-site Location
- A - Automate