Every year on March 31st, it is World Backup Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about backups and data preservation. While people who work in technology industry may recognize the importance of regular data backups, there are still many users who have never backed up or might not even know what a backup is. Very often, small businesses and individual users do not truly understand the implications of data loss and Ransomware.
A backup is a second copy of your important files that is stored separately from the originals. Important files could be your pictures, music, videos, documents or emails. Your original files are located on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All these files should be backed up and stored in a different location somewhere safe. You can back up to an external hard drive, data storage device or offline locations like the cloud or an SFTP/FTP server.
Everyone is at risk of losing data, as any company or individual can be a victim of data loss. A small accident or failure could result in total loss of all the important files you care about. According to the official World Backup Day site, over 20% of people have never backed up, 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute, and 30% of computers are already infected with malware.
Whether you are a business owner or an individual, you should adopt a data protection policy that is friction-free and require little effort once the backup process is set up. Store your backups both locally and offsite. This increases your chances of a quick recovery after a disaster. We have an excellent guide on how to adopt a 3-2-1 backup strategy to ensure your data is protected.
At 2BrightSparks, we believe every day is backup day. Our backup and synchronization program, SyncBack installs in seconds and can be quickly set up to back up all your important data. This gives you a peace of mind every day, not just on World Backup Day.
Established in 2004, 2BrightSparks has established a reputation in developing high quality, easy to use utility software. Our class leading backup software, SyncBack was first released in 2003 and now provides file-based backup to individuals, small and mid-sized businesses as well as enterprise customers.
SyncBack’s offerings include powerful, easy-to-use backup management capabilities and 256-bit AES encryption. SyncBackPro users can choose to store their backup data with all major cloud storage services: Amazon S3™, Google Drive™, Google Storage™, Google Photos™, Microsoft Azure™ Blob Storage, Microsoft OneDrive™, OneDrive for Business (Office 365), SharePoint™ (Office 365), Dropbox™, Box, SugarSync™, Rackspace™ / OpenStack, Backblaze™ B2, OVH™, Egnyte™, Citrix ShareFile™, pCloud™ and WebDAV.