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Where To Keep Backups?

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Making sure you backup everything you have is very important. Now the questions arises - where to keep backups? After several backups, you will accumulate a great number of copies. Now is the time to plan how to look after it all.

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Where to keep backups needs to be considered before disaster strikes, not after!

Once you have made a good backup plan, and you have faithfully followed it, what comes next?

What do you do with all the backups you have? How long do you keep them?

If your backups are on CDs or DVDs or tapes, you know you will need a fairly large place to store them. So start thinking now about where that might be.

Whatever method or place you choose, it is important to consider your circumstances. If there are never floods or tornadoes where you live, then you are lucky and can fairly safely eliminate those from your considerations.

Think of it this way. If your machine failed today, how hard would it be for you to recover? The answer to that depends at least partly on your decision of where to keep backups. If you kept them along with your originals, you have probably lost your backups too!

If you could not recover, then now is the time to plan for that eventuality. If you plan ahead, then you will never have to wonder how you will ever recover.

What do you need to copy?

When do you need to perform a copy?

How do you perform a complete copy?

How long do you keep your copies?

If You Need the Backup Can You Get It?





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