Today is World Backup Day! Is Your Data Safe?
Article by George Norman
On 31 Mar 2014
The 31st of March is World Backup Day, the day when we draw attention to how important it is to backup the data you don’t want to lose.

Who knows what tricks your friends and coworkers will pull on you this April Fools’ Day. They could very well lead to data loss accidents. With that in mind, I have to ask: is your data safe?


Everybody knows that tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, the day when it’s technically okay to pull pranks on others. What you may not know is that today, the 31st of March, is World Backup Day.

The day’s catchphrase is “Don't be an April Fool.”
And its pledge is “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.”

Now, you never know what kind of prank your friends, family members, or coworkers will pull on you. The 5 geeky tricks I suggested will not lead to data loss accidents – hopefully. But who knows what other pranks will be pulled on you? Who knows if one of those pranks will lead to a data loss accident?

That’s the thing with data loss accidents – you never know when they could happen. Of course, you can use a data recovery tool to bring back lost data. But the thing with these tools is that they are not infallible. Sometimes they will bring back everything you lost; other times they will bring back just parts of the data you lost. It’s best then to backup your data.

That’s what World Backup Day is all about. It invites you to be prepared for data loss accidents. Losing data is not uncommon. It is more common than you think. Do you know that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute? That 1 in 10 computers gets infected with viruses each month? Or that 29% of disasters are caused by accident?

Tags: World Backup Day, Microsoft, Windows, PC, April Fools, prank
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