Whether you are a home computer user, a blogger, a freelancer, an office employee, making backups is an important task that you ought to schedule. After all, you never know what will happen. That is the dilemma that we all have. The moment a computer virus hits our systems or maybe some natural disaster or maybe even theft of our hardware, we could lose every bit of data.
There are different needs for each case. Take freelancers, for example. If you think about it, they have different clients, peak season for projects, etc. If you are a freelancer, how do you make backups? I know someone who makes backups every month, just to make sure that the articles are all together. There are even checklists to make sure they are intact.
For some companies that are involved mainly with graphics, they make weekly backups. It is to make sure that when their clients look for the materials, they have them immediately. They burn the files on discs so that they are handy. Aside from that, there are also some companies that have dedicated file servers. In case you have a setup wherein people could save their files on to the servers, make sure that those are the important files which are critical for your operation. It might be difficult to create a policy for such but it’s the best way to go about it.
Backups are practical. There are also news about developments in terms of optical storage media so stay tuned. These new kinds of optical storage media would impact not only those who are heavily into downloading but more importantly, the ones who are making sure that the data could be recovered in case of a security breach.