World Backup Day Message from Lily

A backup is a copy of data that is stored separately from the original data source.

The purpose of creating backups is to ensure that data can be recovered in case of accidental deletion, corruption, or any other type of loss.

Backups can be made for various types of data, including photos, files, and apps.

They can be stored on different types of media such as external hard drives and cloud storage.

Creating regular backups is an essential part of data management and disaster recovery planning for both individuals and businesses.

Always back up your phone/ laptop data before doing an update. This is a crucial precaution for several reasons:

Data Loss Prevention: Updates, whether they are for software, or operating systems can sometimes go wrong. There might be unforeseen bugs, or errors during the update process that could potentially result in data loss or corruption. Having a backup ensures that you have a copy of your data that you can restore if something goes wrong during the update.

Rollback Capability: If you encounter problems with the update and need to revert to the previous version of the software or system, having a backup allows you to do so without losing your data. You can restore your system to its pre-update state using the backup.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have a backup of your data provides peace of mind during the update process. It reduces anxiety about potential data loss and allows you to proceed with the update with confidence.

Efficient Recovery: In case the update process fails or causes issues with your data, having a backup enables you to quickly recover your data and get your system back up and running without significant downtime.

Protecting Against Human Error: Sometimes, mistakes happen during updates, such as accidentally deleting or overwriting important files. Having a backup serves as a safety net in case of such human errors.

For more information head to the World Backup Day website.