This week I was reminded that backups don’t just guard us against disk failures and other computer problems—they protect us from human error, as well.
I was working on some files for a client, which I had on my hard drive, and somehow, instead of deleting the file I meant to replace with a new one, I deleted the entire folder with all the files for that project. And since I don’t use the intermediary of the Recycle Bin (that’s the Trash for you Mac people), they were gone.
Fortunately, I had just that morning backed up those same files to ZIP disk, so I was able to insert the disk and copy the files back to my hard drive.
Having that backup saved me from having to redo hours of work—at no charge, since it was my own fault I’d deleted the files in the first place.
Just one more reason to back up your data on a regular—and frequent—basis!
Until next week,