Just storing your photos onto another hard drive doesn’t mean that they are securely backed up. A backup location and medium have to be cautiously chosen. Almost 92% of people are still not regularly backing up their photos. The problem with the remaining lot is that they claim to have a backup, which is actually a bad backup! Following we have given 5 scenarios of a bad backup plan. If you are doing any of these, rethink and create a full-proof backup plan with no loophole.
- If the backup is on the same hard disk, then you could lose your data and your backup if that hard disk dies.
- If the backup is on a different hard disk, but inside the same computer, then you could lose your data and your backup if something happens to the computer that causes both hard disks to be harmed.
- If the backup is on an external hard disk but connected to the same computer, then you could lose your data and your backup if there’s a software glitch or malware on that computer that starts destroying files on all connected devices.
- If the backup is on a different computer on the same network, then a network problem or malware on your local network could start deleting files and you could lose your data and your backup.
- If the backup is burned to a CD or DVD but kept in the same physical location or any of the solutions are all in the same place, then you could lose your data and your backup if that location suffers a physical catastrophe (such as a fire or flood).