Safe and Convenient Data Backup Tips

With the adaptation of new habits of working and studying remotely, digital data protection is increasingly important, especially for crucial work documents.

Of course, no one wants to face the nightmare of losing an important client proposal or thesis and college assignment just because of a computer technical error or a water spill on the gadget. Losing electronic devices sucks, but losing valuable files, such as photos, documents, and videos, is harder to replace.

As World Backup Day is celebrated on March 31st, Western Digital invites all PC and smartphone users to back up valuable data on all electronic devices. The following are tips from Western Digital to back up files on your PC, tablet, or smartphone safely and easily!

Set automatic data backup backup

The more often you back up, the better. But don’t worry about wasting a lot of time, because now, there are tons of storage solutions such as cloud and hard disks that already have automatic data backup features. For example, on the WD My Passport and My Passport Ultra hard drives, there is WD Backup software, which makes it easy for users to schedule automatic data backups, whether it’s every few days, weeks, or months.

Make a neat filing

Save photos, videos, and important documents to a secure storage device, such as a hard disk or flash disk. Then, archive all this data every 2 years, and if possible, move all files to a different storage device, every 3-5 years. This is important to minimize the risk of damage to electronic devices, so that file backups can always be safe, even in the long term. This is why, as digital technology advances, there is a growing need for large-capacity storage devices – especially if you have lots of videos, movies, or games that require more space.

Always use encrypted hardware and software

In general, data or files are most prone to being lost or misused while being transferred from one location to another. By always using encrypted hardware and software, your files will be more secure. Encryption technology is very useful for protecting sensitive data, including sensitive information related to personal or company files. For this reason, Western Digital also always equips all of its storage devices with advanced encryption, so you can always rest assured of storing various types of files.

Remember the 3-2-1 rule for data backup

When doing data backup, many people are confused, where should you store all the files you have? In terms of data backup, it is very risky if you only store it on a single device for example only on a laptop. Because, if there is damage, it will be very difficult to be able to restore data that has been lost on the device. For that, remember the 3-2-1 rule formula for safer data backups.

How to apply it, you must have at least 3x copies of data. Save 2 copies of data in 2 different locations, save 1 copy of data offline. For example, you can back up your data to a laptop, cloud, and smartphone, but make sure to always have a backup on one device that can be accessed offline, such as a hard disk. So, you can access the data whenever and wherever you are.

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