Known for their stability and ease of use, Macs are trusted by millions to be their home computer of choice. Unfortunately, the majority of those millions of Mac users choose to not backup their Mac and are devastated by the loss of data when the unthinkable happens. This website was started to help raise the awareness of backing up your Mac, before the inevitable happens.
If you’re a family at home, the loss of images and videos which are treasured memories would be devastating due to their sentimental value. Meanwhile, businesses who’s very success is reliant upon the files and data in the workplace could see huge loss of revenue if multiple computers went down without the data being salvageable.
Fortunately, none of those losses has to happen, and I’m here to help you mitigate that loss by providing information about some of the best Mac backup options around, that hardly require any work, other than setup time, and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that the data you have is backed up 24/7, 365.
Backing up to the Cloud
The Cloud is becoming a much more popular choice when it comes to backups. The benefits are numerous, and there’s virtually no risk of losing your data, or even needing to remember to perform backups. It’s hugely convenient, requires little-to-no maintenance, and is a low-cost option. All you need to do, is sign-up for the service, perform the initial setup, make some choices regarding frequency of backups, and you’ve got a seamless backup option for your Mac.
Backing up to an External Hard Drive
Having an external hard drive as a backup is sometimes a preferred choice because you have it in your physical location, and you can take it with you if you need to. However, the alternative of that is true, because if something happens to your home, then the drive that you’ve chosen to use for backups may get corrupted or destroyed – meaning that you will not be able to use it to retrieve data that you’ve backed up.
Backing up to Both the Cloud and an External Hard Drive
For the ultimate in data backup, I choose to backup using both an external hard-drive using Time Machine, as well as a cloud backup service. Here’s why, if anything goes wrong with my hard drive backups I have the data in the cloud to rely on. The reverse of that is also true, should the unthinkable happen and the service I choose doesn’t back up my data or it failed, I have the data on external hard drive.