Completed a small scale backup solution today for the Metlife Mall administration office. They only have a couple of work stations but had no backup processes in place at all.
Backups are only important when you need them. It’s not a case of if, but when you’ll need to restore a backup of your data.
Certainly, backing up is one of the most important safe guards for your data. If you not backing up, start today. Hard drives fail, accidents happen.
Personal backups are a pretty straight forward process, Lifehacker have a good article to get you on the right track if you on Mac or Windows. If you a novice Linux user (i.e. you don’t use rsync or the command line regularly…), then “Back In Time” is a good alternative to Mac’s “Time Machine”.