Data loss is a strange beast- it’s an easy trap to fall into, and a hard one to climb out of. There are criminals who would hold your information hostage, mechanical failures that can ruin your day, and plenty of ways for small mistakes to snowball into costly problems. As a corollary however, there’s a number of simple solutions to bypass these problems, all of which sum up to one thing: keep a copy.
There are an enormous number of ways to do that. Probably the first thing that comes to mind is to keep hard copies. It’s a strong option- unlike computerized information it has to be accessed physically, and that stops anyone in the wilds of Russia from coming in and taking it over. But that benefit has to be weighed against the cost of that restricted access- using hard copies means it’s less portable, and can be lost or misplaced. Being unable to reach important information remotely can cause all sorts of problems in the high-speed modern world too.
For information that needs to be mobile, accessible and still secure, there are a variety of computerized options and methods. There are free options, even, but those require placing a lot of trust in 3rd parties that don’t necessarily keep your best interests at heart. From my own experience, I can say I’ve tried to use these kinds of services and found them impractical for anything more complex than family photos- and even those suffer from the problem of limited storage space. On top of this, none of the free storage services I’ve found have any sort of automation, and backing up files manually is a long, tedious process at best.
Our KatyCare backup process bypasses a lot of these problems- we use powerful automation software to ensure that you won’t spend hours pushing individual files onto a backup drive. Additionally, we use multiple redundant backups in case one fails- and those backups are housed in physically distinct locations, to ensure that even a single serious problem won’t interfere with access to your data.