Storing files/data digitally is indeed a simple medium to keep data/files safe. However, are our files/data really safe when stored in digital storage, such as hard drives, flash drives, SD cards, etc.? Of course not.
This is because digitally stored data/files can be lost at any time. The causes of data/file loss also vary, it could be damage to files, hard drives, or it could be infected with a virus. However, you can prevent all of these things by backing up data.
1. Broken Storage
Storing data can be anywhere, generally stored on the hard disk for the PC / laptop. However, there are also those who store data on a memory card, SD card, flash drive, or maybe on a CD/DVD. However, all data storage media are vulnerable to damage, so there is a possibility that the files/data contained in them can be lost or even damaged.
Therefore, doing a data backup is the best option. Before damage occurs, you should save important data/files to other storage media. If you have limited external storage, maybe you can back up data in cloud storage. Now there are many cloud storages available on the market, some are free and some are paid.
2. Increase Productivity
When the data is lost, you automatically need time to recreate the data/file. For example, you are a student who is working on a thesis. Suddenly, the laptop that was used to work on the thesis was damaged on the hard drive.
Then, the hard drive can no longer be saved, thus making the thesis file just disappear. With an incident like that, like it or not, the student had to rewrite his thesis and it was a waste of time.
Therefore, in order not to waste time like before, you should first save the important data (backup data) so that the student does not need to do the thesis twice. It can also increase your productivity, you know!
3. Viruses that Corrupt Data
There are many kinds of viruses that can damage your PC/laptop. In fact, there are some computer viruses that specifically attack files on the hard disk or other storage. Not only that, there are also viruses that attack the data and then the data cannot be returned.
Of course this is very fatal for those who have a lot of important data on their PC/laptop. Before that happens, it’s best to backup your data. That way, you don’t have to panic anymore about losing important data.
4. Experiencing Disaster
Apart from viruses and damage to devices, another reason is a disaster that can happen to anyone and anywhere. We never expect disaster but we also cannot predict when disaster will come.
Therefore, we need to prepare for the worst possibility, for example a laptop/PC is flooded, automatically all the devices in it are damaged, the possibility to restore the data on the laptop/PC is very difficult. So, from now on make it a habit to backup data for important files.
No one wants to experience theft, but it can happen to anyone and anywhere. If the theft occurs and you have backed up your data, at least you can still access and not lose important data. So, still hesitant to backup data?
6. Data Backup is Easy!
To backup data, you can rely on two storage media, offline and online. To go online, you can take advantage of several cloud storage applications. If you’re using Windows OS, try using the OneDrive app.
Apart from OneDrive, you can also rely on DropBox, Google Drive, SugarSync, and other cloud storage. All these applications provide a free version of storage with limited capacity.
But, if you want a larger storage capacity, try to subscribe by paying monthly. Oh yes, because it stores data online, it requires the internet to access the data, yes.
Not only storing data online, you can also backup data offline using a flash drive, CD/DVD, or an external hard drive. However, offline data storage is still vulnerable to data loss, yes.
So, there is no longer any reason to have trouble backing up data because it is easy to do and there are many choices of “places” to store important backup data, both offline and online. Just adjust it to your needs, yes!
7. Create a sense of security
If you already have backup data, of course you don’t have to worry about losing data anymore. Even if the data is lost, at least you have backed up the data so that a sense of security and peace will emerge.
But it should also be understood that data backup needs to be done periodically depending on the needs. So, we recommend always backing up data every time you have the latest important data/files, yes.