Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
Nobody understands the cloud!
Today’s post is just a general public service announcement.
I need you to backup your data on your computers, phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
My poor MacBook crashed earlier this year and I finally got it fixed last month.
Computers crash all the time, I’m not surprised except….
I hadn’t backed up any of my data since I’ve purchased the computer!
Yup, you read that right. I’ve had the computer for over two years and did not perform a back up at all.
So I lost all of my data, posts, and notes from all of the conferences that I’d attended.
Another bad part is that I lost a lot of stuff that I don’t even remember saving or writing or typing.
I actually didn’t even know how to back up my computer (and I have a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering).
And I could totally kick myself when I found out how easy it is to back everything up.
Here were my steps:
1. Bought an external hard drive (here’s the actual one that I bought for my mac-click on any of the blue words here).
2. Plugged it into my computer.
3. It started backing up all on it’s own (leaving no room for user error).
4. I plug it back in from time to time when I think its time for another auto backup!
My old hard drive was damaged beyond repair. The new hard drive only cost around $180 (a lot less than the cost of a new computer). And since they couldn’t recover my data, they told me about a third party company who could possibly recover my data for a fee.
I am still hanging on to my hard drive and even tually make a decision regarding recovering my lost data. So far I’m not missing it at all so I may just chalk this one up as a lesson learned.
Can you please back up all of your data TODAY!!!!! Have you had a similar experience with your computer crashing???