You know when you go on holiday and take about 450 photos? And then you download them from your camera onto your computer hard drive? Do you ever stop to think about what would happen to all those photos if your computer breaks down?
Or are you like some older relatives of mine? They keep buying new memory cards for the camera and haven’t even figured out how to download their pictures onto the computer.
We’ve all heard the horror stories: A house warming party where someone spilled wine on the laptop and a rocking (and rather expensive) music collection was lost. Or the school project that accidentally got deleted. You can even fall victim to a ransom trojan which takes your data hostage and demands that you pay a fee to get them back.
This is why we all should be making backups. There are various ways of doing this: you can use an external hard drive, or in the case of photos, you can go old school and take paper prints. But an easy and safe way is to use an automatic, online backup service such as F-Secure Online Backup.
Now we would like to know whether you back up and if so, how you do it. Please take a moment to answer our poll.
And happy backing up! It really is a relevant addition to your home or travel insurance: they can replace your computer but not your personal photos.
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