The term “backup” seems to conjure up thoughts of databases, corporations, and other huge amounts of data; but in truth, we should ALL be backing up our files and data. It is simply a means of making sure digital content is not lost. It is important that you save your files to your home directory ( or M drive) AND an alternate backup device on a regular basis. Anything you create and may need again in the future should be saved in 2 places, your computer and an external device. In case of a computer crash, reimaging, movement of hardware, or other disaster, it is important to make sure you save these files and save/store them in a different location, too.
There are several options which you should consider at your school site:
- Google Drive
CDs or DVDs
Thumb Drives (or flash drives)
Please back up all important files BEFORE you leave for the summer, AND make an effort to make “backing up of data” a regular habit.
Remember… the STP Rule- Save in Two Places!