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Got a question from someone in the computer repair business asking how we get across the importance of backing up to our customers/readers/etc.. I honestly have no idea. Sometimes I think it takes the experience of catastrophic data loss before people suddenly realize that perhaps that backing up thing might be worth the effort. Thoughts?
Backups are one of the ways that people can protect themselves from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don't people backup?
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Um... Because computers are "too reliable" nowadays, and most people haven't experienced a catastrophic failure? (That, and people like my wife are "too good" at recovering most of the "important" data from the drive? It's amazing how many times a college student's laptop will die the night before the unbacked-up term-paper is due.)
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