Mike Cobb, director of engineering at DriveSavers, Inc., explains why it's essential to back up your digital data.

Mike Cobb is director of engineering of DriveSavers, Inc. . To reach Mike Cobb call (800) 440-1904.
Video: Backing Up Your Data
Complete Video Transcription:

NOVATO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If your computer contains photos, documents and other sensitive data, you’ll want to make sure it’s fully backed up. Today we’re in Novato with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mike Cobb of DriveSavers to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mike Cobb: We all know we need to floss our teeth every day. But we don’t always do it. We need to also back up our data every day, but we don’t always think about it. So, what’s important? What is data? Data is what lives on your computer that you can’t live without or you don’t want to miss if it goes away. So, we need to back that up. Where is your data? It’s on your computer. It’s on a flash drive.

It’s on a RAID system if you’re in a business environment. It’s on the cloud. So, why is it important to back up? It’s important because if you lose it on whatever that device is, it’s gone forever. So, all devices fail. Your hard drive, your SSD, and your flash. SO, that’s why you want to have multiple copies onto different devices. So, if you have your data, your important data on a hard drive, back it up to a flash drive.

Back it up to an external hard drive. And then if you can, back it up to the cloud. If you have trouble making a backup or figuring out your plan to back up, call an IT professional. They’ll be more than happy to help you out. And if you promise to do that today, I’ll go home and floss my teeth.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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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