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3.6 Do you back up your data?

This section is part of the amber and green pathways.

An image of a USB memory stick and a memory card on top of a pile of discs.
Figure 17

For this activity think about how you back up your own data.

Activity 4 Do you back up?

Timing: Allow about 15 minutes

Write a short description of how you backup data. Describe the different technologies you use, how often you backup and what risks remain.

If you don’t perform backups, but you work for an organisation who does, briefly explain their backup procedure (you might need to talk to the person in charge of the company’s computers).

If neither of these situations applies, briefly explain what sort of backup procedures you think would offer you a reasonable amount of security.

Warning: Do not identify your company or organisation if you discuss this with others.

There's a box below for you to write any notes.

You may like to follow the question prompts in this table, to help you assess and reflect on your own backup practice.

What do you back up?How and where do you back up?How often do you back up?Do you check if your backup works?
PhotosSync it with my cloud accountEvery time I take new picturesYes, I scroll through my old pictures on the cloud
EmailsI forward important emails to a backup email account to retain a copyOn a necessary basisNo
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In the next section, you’ll examine archiving data.