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Backup Thoughts

Darrin Charlton has been an independent IT consultant since 1997. Whilst he specialised in consulting and support clients with Apple Mac systems his experience is relevant to PCs users as well. In this article, he challenges you to defiantly ignore the wisdom of backing up.

In this series of short articles, I pose a number of questions that all business owners and Mac users should be asking themselves every 6 months about the data that is held on their Macs and servers.

How would they manage business continuity should that data sudden disappear and how some simple steps can be taken to lessen the impact of data loss.

The first article looks at the facts about hard drive failure, which is one of the many misfortunes that could befall your data and the potential costs should you not have a basic backup of the failed drive.