Happy Easter and World Backup Day

‘Tis been a bit since I’ve posted. A bad cold, piles of papers, and lots of papal news have kept my attention elsewhere. Apologies. But I’ve been thinking about you a lot, and mulling over lots of questions.

But for today, let me wish all of you who celebrate it a blessed and happy Easter. Let me also wish all of you a happy World Backup Day! I couldn’t agree more with Steven Sande at The Unofficial Apple Weblog when he says:

If you haven’t yet lost data on your Mac or iOS device, you will. At some point, whether due to an accidental deletion, a physical glitch in your hardware, a disaster striking your home or office or the terrifying power of bored teenagers, you’ll find that some precious family photos or important documents are gone forever. You cant go back in time to retrieve that information, so make sure it is backed up now.

I’ve lost lots of data over the past 30 years, and I am pretty good at backing up. Always seems like drives crash just when I get comfortable. When it happens, I end up spending weeks trying to recreate what I’ve lost or find copies that I’ve stashed in different places. I’ve been able to get some stuff back by recovering drives, but resurrection of that kind is rare.

If you don’t have a good backup strategy, take a bit of time on Easter Monday and check out some of the tips and tricks that folks are offering. Lots of good advice to make your corner of the virtual world not quite so fleeting.

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