World Backup Day was yesterday; today is April Fools’ Day. Backing up your data is no joke. I’m on a mission to ensure that all my customers have their data backed up. Almost every day, we see somebody lose some data in one way or another. The most common misconception is that customers think they’re backed up to iCloud on their Mac when they’re not.
I recorded a 10-minute coaching session to talk to you about how to back up and why it’s so important! From a Ph.D. student who lost three years of her research to a widow whose husband’s iPhone somehow went through the washing machine. Bad things happen unexpectedly, so when something unfortunate happens, having your data backed up can save you. Also, one lone backup is no longer enough; please add a second level of backup to your plan, like Backblaze in the cloud. Make an appointment with yourself 2 to 3 times a year to check your backup and ensure that everything is backing up in the way that you intended.
A Time Machine backup is the strongest and the best option for backing up your computer. You can share a Time Machine drive. with your partner or a friend. Also, don’t forget to encrypt your time machine backup; if somebody steals or makes off with it, they can’t get to your data.
MacMedics and Severna Park, and Lanham, Maryland, offer free time machine configurations for anybody. If you need help getting started, you can purchase a hard drive from MacMedics or supply your own blank hard drive for a time machine, and we can figure it out for free. If you have an iPhone and are confused about how to back it up, it will also assist with iCloud backup for your iPhone and help you purchase the space that you need from Apple to ensure your data is safe.
Don’t get fooled into thinking you’re backed up when you’re not!
When it comes to data loss, I’ve seen it all. Data loss happens almost all the time because people thought they were backed up and weren’t. If you need help getting your data backed up, it’s a free service offered at MacMedics get in touch with me, and I’ll be happy to get you going with a best-in-class backup system!
Listen to my 10-minute podcast coaching session to help motivate you!
If you need a real eye-opener, read my blog post, “9 Things We Wished We Did Before Our House Burned Down.”
This will take you to a collection of MacMedics Blog posts on the topic.
P.S. Data Recovery is sometimes possible after a data disaster, but only sometimes, so don’t make that part of your backup plan. The average cost is now about $3000 for a normal clean-room recovery, but I recently heard a quote for $10,000 for a liquid-damaged MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD.
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