Making Backups

You can help protect your files from loss or damage by making backup copies of important files and storing them on a different storage media, such as CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives or online storage, sometimes referred to as cloud backup.

It is more important to backup data, rather than software, as software can easily be reinstalled. Backups should be kept in a secure location, preferably offsite, so that data can easily be restored if it is corrupted or deleted.

Most operating systems incorporate basic backup facilities, but third party software usual provides more advanced features.

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