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Celebrate World Backup Day 2018 by taking the pledge!

Celebrate World Backup Day 2018 by taking the pledge!

Just as it seems there is a day dedicated to everything else, does it surprise you that there is an annual World Backup Day? Even if you’re not; the date dedicated to backup is 31st March, 2018.

So now you’re probably asking what it is all about.

What is World Backup Day?

World Backup Day is a day each year dedicated to bring awareness around data backup to the masses. With more and more of our lives being lived digitally – the lack of basic understanding of data protection, backup and recovery isn’t as well-known as it probably should be.

Just a quick question to ask yourself. When was the last time you backed up your mobile phone? We all know how much of an inconvenience losing a mobile phone can be. Asking everyone to send their number and name.

However; it’s been quantified that the average cost of losing a mobile phone is somewhere around $14,000! It’d be even higher if it was a laptop or tablet!

How did World Backup Day begin?

Like all great causes – World Backup Day began with an idea on Reddit. A few concerned users felt that there had to be a way to remind people to perform regular backups of their personal and business related data.

On 31st March, 2011 – the very first World Backup Day occurred! The date wasn’t lost on the organisers either. The day after World Backup Day is April Fool’s Day – meaning that if you suffer from data loss any time after then you must’ve been an April Fool to not have a backup!

Over the years various backup software vendors (including Backblaze and StorageCraft) have given their support

How can you get involved?

It’s simple to be part of the movement – just simply back up your data on 31st March.

To become a larger part of World Backup Day; you can also make a pledge via your social media accounts to let all your friends know you’re backing up your important data – and that they should as well!

Remember to also perform a recovery as well. Just to make sure you’re backup is useful if you do encounter data loss!

If you’ve taken the pledge on social media – be sure to give us a follow on Twitter or Facebook so that we can share in your celebrations!

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