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Saving your posts on your hard drive is good, but what happens if your computer crashes?

What do you do when you finally upgrade to a new computer, or upgrade because of a crashed and destroyed hard drive with unrecoverable data?

There are many ways to keep copies of your work off the computer. You can use a USB Flash Drive, and online cloud based host, a removable or external hard drive, burn it to a CD is you have the capability, and there are probably more ways to backup your work.

The point is that your work needs to be backed up on a regular basis so eliminate your work being lost and available to you from anywhere at any time including when you upgrade to a new computer or if you have a home computer and a laptop, tablet, or something else that you use for mobile connectivity.

Your work should be available to you for editing, a presentation to a client, or for any business purpose that may arise.

How often you choose to backup your work is up to you, but at a minimum of once a week is a good recommendation to avoid cataclysms from data loss.

Imagine you have a new computer, you tell it to restart, and from that point forward it will not boot at all, your data is gone. With no backup your data is gone forever if you cannot get the computer to boot correctly.

Think this is farfetched; think again, this has happened.

Without backup copies of your work, you may have to start from scratch to rebuild all of your work. Save your work often, and back it up to somewhere other than your computer for safety of the work you’ve completed, and working on.

Robert Medak
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