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Everyone should back up the critical data they have on their desktops, laptops, servers, and even cell phones.
With a good backup system in place, you protect your data from loss or corruption.
Saving just one backup copy may not be enough to safeguard your information.
It states that there should be at least 3 copies of the data, stored on 2 different types of storage media, and one copy should be kept offsite, in a remote location (this can include cloud storage).
Here an example: Let’s say you have important data on your laptop, and you use a cloud service like Dropbox, then you also save it to a USB drive.
By following the 3-2-1 rule, you protect your data from almost any event.
If you are only keeping one copy, you should at least look into cloud storage. You may already have an account and not even know it.
The free tiers that these services provide work for most people.
If you require a full system backup or you need more storage than what free tiers provide, then you can look into the premium plans from your preferred service. The average price range is between $50-$100 per year.
If you have questions or are not sure what is right for you, sent me a message on my Contact form, and I’ll help you out.