WORLD BACKUP DAY
World Backup Day on March 31st reminds us to protect our precious digital documents as we’ve become more reliant on technology.
There’s always that one photo, video or memory that you took the time to save, yet for some reason, it’s not yours anymore. Whether it was a lost or broken phone, a faulty hard drive or some other technological mishap, it can feel impossible to keep all your files in one piece.
Thankfully, the day before April Fools is World Backup Day, which saves us from being the punchline of a joke played by our own devices. It is the day when we finally stop saying, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” and make sure all our precious files find a safe space.
Try not to think of it as a hassle. Remember when you swore to backup all those pictures and videos from your last vacation? Now’s the time buddy.
Each day we depend more and more on data to serve our lives. Although it may be difficult to imagine a future where our precious files aren’t as accessible as they are today, it’s not our job to take digital memories for granted. Now put your foot down take a stand, and back that thing up!
WHAT IS BACKUP? A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents, and emails. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe. For more info on this day – go to www.worldbackupday.com
HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD BACKUP DAY
If you haven’t already, invest in an external hard drive, USB stick or purchase some space in the cloud. While you’re waiting for your file transfer to reach 100%, take a moment to plan out your next big data dump. Because let’s face it, one day a year isn’t nearly enough.
Take the pledge to back up your phone, computer, tablet, and all other coveted devices and share with the world using hashtag #WorldBackUpDay.
WORLD BACKUP DAY HISTORY
World Backup Day originally began as World Backup Month, started by a hard drive company by the name of Maxtor which was later acquired by Seagate Technology.