07.09.2023 - Much of the data that is important to us, such as photos, appointments or contacts, is now stored on our smartphones, tablets or computers. But what happens if your smartphone is lost, your computer is attacked or your tablet develops a technical defect? All of the data is lost in a split second. Unless you have a backup. At times like these, it becomes all too clear just how important it is to back up your data regularly.
Data loss is annoying and can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, you only realise how important your data is when it is lost. That is why it is all the more important to take precautions and back up your data regularly. You can find out what you should bear in mind when backing up your data in the following tips:
- Back up your data regularly on an external hard drive or in the cloud.
- Make several backups with different periodicity.
- To prevent any malware from being transferred, make sure that the device on which you created the backup is disconnected from the computer once you have completed the backup process.
- The device with the backup should be stored somewhere that is protected from external influences.
- If possible, backups should not be kept in the immediate vicinity of the computer, as they would also be destroyed in the event of fire, water damage, etc.
- Regularly check that the most important data is included in the backup and that you can restore it.
- Storing data in the cloud has the advantage that the data is available across multiple devices no matter where you are, and it is often backed up by the provider as well. However, this also means that the data is outside your control and you have no control over the service provider. Moreover, it is important to bear in mind that cloud services provide only limited protection against ransomware attacks. You should consider beforehand whether you wish to store in the cloud, which data and how it will be secured by the provider.
Last modification 07.09.2023