Don’t Be An April Fool – World Backup Day

March 31st is World Backup Day.

What is a Backup?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files, for example those important files could be, important work related digital documents like spreadsheets and emails, your family photos, home videos, documents and personal emails. Instead of storing it all in one place like your home or work computer, you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

Why should I backup?

Losing your files is a lot more common than you’d think. Ever lost your phone, camera or tablet? That counts. Your stuff could have been saved with a backup. One small accident or failure could destroy all the important stuff you care about.

Here are the stats:

  • 30% of people have never backed up
  • 113 phones lost or stolen every minute
  • 29% of disasters are caused by accident
  • 1 in 10 computers infected with viruses each month

How do I Backup?

Most people backup their files in one of two ways: to an external drive, or somewhere on the Internet. It’s really easy, and you only need to set it up once! More details can be found by visiting the website.

Want to know how we safeguard our data?

We posted our thoughts on data backup and disaster recovery a while ago which you can read here.

World Backup Day

You can learn more about World Backup Day by visiting the

Don’t be a fool, backup your files and check your restores!