Back ups are a tedious subject but the fact is, if you don’t have it backed up, you’ll lose it, sooner or later. The most harrowing part of my job, is telling the fraught customer that I am unable to retrieve their cherished photos of little diddoms’ first steps, or their lovingly mixed playlists of irreplaceable sounds in iTunes. It’s a painful task that I have to do all too often.
Backing up is not hard to do.
The simplest (although not the most reliable) way to back up is to simply have an external drive connected to your Mac and follow the prompts to use ‘Time Machine’ for backup. This is an automated process, built into Mac OSX. The thing is, you have to regularly check that it is in fact backing up as it claims to be doing. You do this by opening up the Backups.backupdb folder on your backup drive and make sure there is a file with today or at least yesterday’s date on it. If there isn’t……. it’s time to call the Mac Doctor.
Other options include using dropbox or google drive for your essential files but a comprehensive strategy, involves customising to your particular situation, so if you care about your data and want to rely on it’s continued integrity, give me a call 0411 562 111 or 02 6684 6191