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How to Choose Backup Services and Software You’ll Actually Use

The joke goes that there are two kinds of people: those who back up their data and those who haven’t lost everything yet. It’s painfully true. Losing your files can be heartbreaking, career-ruining, and expensive if you need to hire an expert to help you recover them. Backing up your data is a preventive measure that avoids all those problems. It sounds like a tedious chore, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a backup solution for every kind of person—the lazy, the diligent, and everyone in between.

My take on backing up is that anything is better than nothing. I have to admit that my own backup plan is pretty disorganized. Contacts get saved to Google, so they’re in the cloud. I have some personal files on Dropbox, some in Evernote, some in iCloud. That said, if any of my computers

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