This article is mostly for home users. Businesses should review their company backup policies compliance with their internal IT team or IT vendor.
Since storage has become unexpansive, you have many options at your disposal to back up your data. So the 3 – 2 – 1 rule is easy to apply. We will briefly explain the rule and we will also give you some of our favorite approaches. We are not here to compare products but simply tell you what we think has worked best for our teams and clients.
Backup rule: 3-2-1
The best practice for backup and the most accepted is the three-two-one rule. It can be explained as:
Many of us started using Google photos with unlimited space to back up our videos and images. It works on both iOS and Android. It’s a very easy application and it will store all of your pictures and videos in your Google photo account. What’s great is that you can keep deleting photos and videos from your mobile phone to clear space but they will still be in your Google Photo cloud account. Just make sure the application syncs before deleting any content from your mobile device. Even if you have other photos/videos on other devices, they can also sync with the same account. And now you’ll have one central location for all of your photos and videos backed up for free.
Computer backup (Home)
Backup software is important. You can use windows backup and set it up to back up to your external disk every day or weekly. But we have been using Veeam Endpoint Backup. It is free and very simple to use. It been doing a great job for us.
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