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This is your Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Update for Sunday, May 9, 2021.
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Today’s Quick Tip….
Did you know there’s a simple way to ensure that you never lose your most important and most precious irreplaceable files?
Here’s the secret, in a nutshell…
Back up your backups.
Any seasoned IT pro will tell you that you should never trust your most important files to a single onsite backup.
Instead, make a second backup and store it offsite in a different physical location. This is known as creating redundant backups, and they’ve saved a lot of folks’ proverbial bacon over the years.
Whether you choose to save your duplicate backups onto a second external hard drive and store it at a trusted friend’s house or simply back up your files to a cloud storage account, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to recover your precious files if a fire or some other disaster ever destroys your primary backup medium.
Unfortunately, these things happen all the time, but it won’t happen to you if you prepare ahead of time by creating duplicate backups and storing them in separate locations.
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