World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails. Today 83% of people have a computer and 93% have a cellphone and only each 4th person in the world backs up their data. In our days lost of the data can cause collapse of the whole system.

World Backup Day was created by independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation. Authors of initiative explain:

It’s not only a day for backing up your personal data, but it’s also a day to talk about the enormous task of preserving our increasingly digital heritage and cultural works for future generations. We’re aiming to reach those who have never backed up in their life, and might not even know what backup is! However, we also like to say that World Backup Day is every day!

A good backup plan will be continuous and include multiple layers to not only recover your data but also include steps for data preservation. The original idea for the March 31st date was a humorous reference to April Fool’s Day on April 1st.

Be sustainable! Back up – instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe!

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