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This is a friendly reminder to BACK. UP. EVERYTHING. Create a computer backup system now!
I bet you put off setting up systems and processes for your own business. I know I do. You say you’ll set up a process for backing up your files until you have some free time and it never gets done. Nobody thinks it will happen to them but, sooner or later, your computer WILL crash. So just do it now, stop what you are doing and initiate up a back up system.
A few months ago, I was working at my computer as I do on a daily basis and all of a sudden my screen went black. I brought it right into my local Apple store and told them what was going on. They did some tests and decided it could be repaired. They reassured me that the content would likely be untouched and that my computer would be returned with everything still set up and all files in their place.
When I received my computer back a week later, it was in perfect working order, but all of my files were gone! Client files, applications, business files, photographs, music, everything gone. I was pretty sure I had a backup, but I wasn’t sure how current it would be. The panic set in. I logged in to to my backup system prepared for the worse and as it turned out, thanks to a process I set up years ago, I didn’t loose a thing! Y’all, I was so proud of myself.
I am sooooo thankful for the systems I had in place, otherwise I’d be totally screwed. My lifesaver? It’s called Backblaze.
In the past I used Time Machine, but it just didn’t feel like enough. An external hard drive needs to be connected for it to work, so if you forget, or are traveling, you are not going to have current files. Also, a drive that is in the same location as your computer is not protected against theft, fire or natural disasters.
As someone who creates something new every single day on my computer, that was not really an option. I’m not willing to lose personal photos and memories and I can NOT lose client files.
You have to set up a system and it has to be SIMPLE or it will never get done. So do this NOW. For me Backblaze is the answer. I set it up and don’t have to think about it again. It will automatically backup all your files including documents, photos, music and movies. Another perk is that it’s one affordable price for unlimited files! When needed, you can then download a few files at a time OR they can mail you a drive (which I opted for since I needed my entire computer restored).
P.S. Use any link in this post to get a month of Backblaze for free. This post in not sponsored by Backblaze, I truly LOVE this company. If you sign up using my links, I will also receive a free month.
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