QUICK AND DIRTY BACKUP
By Marc R. Davis for World Backup Day 2020
I am a strong proponent of backing up data. Having previously lost YEARS of work and then PAYING to have it recovered from a crashed hard drive leaves permanent scars that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It occurs to me that not every one of my friends is tech-savvy despite my best efforts. Every year on World Backup Day (March 31st) I remind you all to back up your data. But you may not know how or even care to know – but you still would like to have peace of mind – right?
So for World Backup Day 2020 I decided to whip together a quick and dirty backup program that anyone with a few fingers and a big enough USB stick can use to ensure your most critical data is backed up – if only once and only on this day. Also helps that I (along with the rest of you) have been stuck in COVID-19 quarantine and I had some free time. You’re welcome.
If you already have a backup routine or a favorite program – THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! (But feel free to give it a try – you won’t offend me either way) How do you know if this is for you? If you have to ask – then this is for you.