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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:36 AM

World Backup Day: Nowís the Time to Fortify Your Digital Existence

If you havenít backed up your digital data yet, you are a fool. No offense. Seriously, though, it is so, so, so easy to lose everything. And guess what: A lot of people who want you to buy stuff have made up a holiday around the concept. Think Valentineís Day, only this time itís a good idea. Happy World Backup Day, everyone! Marketing scam or no, we urge you to celebrate.

Backing up your data isnít just practical ó say, if you want to transfer everything from your current computer to a new one ó itís an incredibly important safeguard against total digital loss. Whether you get hacked, your hard drive crashes, or you accidentally spill a cup of coffee across your keyboard, youíll want to make sure that a copy of your collection of Skrillex albums and selfies are safely stored elsewhere for retrieval.

Here are some ways to back up your computer and prevent digital loss. Of course, this isnít a comprehensive list, so go ahead and hit us in the comments with your best techniques.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/03/how-to-backup-your-data/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Top+Stories%29

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