• If your computer contains photos, documents and other sensitive data, you’ll want to make sure it’s fully backed up. Photo: DriveSavers, Inc. (2017)

  • Data lives in a lot of places, from desktop and laptop hard drives to external drives to the cloud. Photo: DriveSavers, Inc. (2017)

  • By copying your data to a variety of locations, if one of your devices fails, you’ll still have it saved elsewhere. Photo: DriveSavers, Inc. (2017)

Mike Cobb is director of engineering of DriveSavers, Inc. . To reach Mike Cobb call (800) 440-1904.
The Importance of Backing up Computer Data

NOVATO – We all know we should floss our teeth every day, but we don’t always do it. The same goes for backing up our computer data: as important as it is, many of us either procrastinate or forget about it altogether. However, much like your teeth, if you aren’t proactive about maintaining your sensitive data, you put yourself at risk of losing it.

Data lives in a lot of places, from desktop and laptop hard drives to external drives to the cloud. Regardless of where your data lives, the important thing is that it lives in multiple locations—preferably at least three. Why? Devices can fail unexpectedly, and once your data is lost, it’s often gone forever. By copying your data to a variety of locations, if one of your devices fails, you’ll still have it saved elsewhere.

Mike Cobb is a veteran of the computer service industry and director of engineering at DriveSavers, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2013. He can be reached at (800) 440-1904 or by email.

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