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Backup, Backup, Backup

I’m going to sound like Uncle Arthur in “Only Fools and Horses” by saying that, back when I was in IT (a lifetime ago – and I was in positions ranging from mainframe operator for an IT Bureau to the head of global Windows support for a major international bank) it was instilled into all of us that backup of data is a vital facility that would ALWAYS be used. People outside of the IT industry never appreciate that backing up of data is not just an investment in software or time and effort taken to run the backup – it’s protection of the time and effort already taken in creating the data the backup will be securing.   Software and applications can be replaced reasonably quickly if a device breaks.   Data takes an awful lot longer to recover if, indeed, it’s possible to do so without the data backup. There’s no need to spend a fortune on software for this - even if the data is being backed up by an automated process within the operating system, at least one has recourse to be able to