Apparently a few days ago somebody in a self post on Reddit.com started promoting the idea to have a Backup Day, soon after this post had more than 2500 up-votes and more than 1000 comments, and now it seems that the World Backup Day 2011 is on the way to be real.
Knowing the existence of this initiative, you are encouraged on March 31st to backup all your irreplaceable documents, music, pictures, and other files that are really important to you. If you ever had a hard drive failure and you couldn’t recover those precious pictures or financial documents because you did not have a data backup, you understand that you don’t need a special day, you know that everyday is a good day to backup data. But if you are one of those people who never backup, now you have a reason to do this at the end of the month in the World Backup Day 2011!
After all backing up data is not difficult, actually it is as easy as getting an external hard drive, which today is not expensive for a large amount of GigaBytes, so connect it to your computer/laptop and just copy & paste the data from your computer to the external storage device. There are also other solutions such as, Microsoft Windows 7 built-in backup solution, or free software like, also from Microsoft, SyncToy, and online solutions like DropBox, Carbonite, Microsoft free SkyDrive, and many others free and paid. Remember that having your data saved else where, will save you time, money and frustration. Better be backed up than sorry!
Now that you know it, keep spreading the word and share this article with others to make them aware that backing up data is important. Also in the case that you use different software or online backup service share them with the community, we would like to know!