Most people take photos around the holidays, and these photos are irreplaceable. So what do you do to protect yourself from losing these important files?
Backup… Backup… Backup. You should have at least two backup copies of your important photos (and all important data) stored in different places.
Steps to ensure you keep these cherished photographs:
1) Download the photos to your computer.
2) Copy them to a flashdrive or CD
3) Back them up to an online backup service.
4) If 3 isn’t an option for you (but with free backup services available, it is really an option for anyone with internet access); make another backup to a flashdrive or CD and store it at another location.
Data protection efforts is one of the few times where redundancy is not only acceptable, it’s crucial. It doesn’t take much technological skill, hardly any time, and is very inexpensive to do. There are few things in life as irritating as losing special photographs or important documents that you could have easily and inexpensively protected.