I like to think I’m rather security conscious online, I backup all of my computers to 3 external sources including a cloud backup.
I do this because I’ve seen others lose everything. A couple of years ago one of my students lost 6 months worth of work when their hard drive failed and they didn’t have a backup. Even though I had told them the importance of backing up their work and had step by step instructions showing them how to do it.
I use this story to make sure my current students backup their work.
So if I can offer any advice make sure you’re backing up to at least 2 external locations as one day you could lose everything. All you need is an external hard drive. Dropbox is also handy for backing up but should not be your only backup source.
You should also be backing up your sites, all of my sites are downloaded to external locations ‘just in case’ and I also backup
my WordPress sites on a regular basis.
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