The first thing I make clear to all clients is that there must be a reliable Backup Strategy for your Data. Clients often tell me there is nothing “that important” as I try to revive their non-responsive computer. “It’s OK to wipe it if needed.” Then after I resurrect the computer and we see the pictures or downloads – even folders of documents they realize they are very glad they didn’t loose.
The way it was, the way it is.
Decades ago all our memories and important documents were stored on actual pieces of paper. Those would typically consist of just one copy of whatever it was – a picture, a deed or a love letter safely stored in a fireproof safe or hidden in a box somewhere.
Digital storage devices keep all our important information now. The fantastic aspect of this reality is that digital information can be very easily duplicated and shared. The flip side is that it can also be easily destroyed. Some of us have experienced the dread of a spilt drink on a computer, or a phone soaked in a pool. Back ups make those experiences less painful. Fortunately there are all sorts of Cloud storage options to back up to that can help.
Tools of the trade
Apple Computers include the Time Machine feature and it should be used. That and Carbon Copy Cloner images to local drives are a good combination of Back Up tools. Include Cloud Storage (iCloud Photos/Drive, Google Photos/Drive or Dropbox are some suggestions) and you can be confident that the precious memories and important documents for your business or family will be saved for posterity.
MacMind Online can help you establish a data storage strategy designed to preserve the important elements of a modern digital lifestyle.
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