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Backing up and restoring

Regularly backup the data on your personal computer, phone or tablet to the cloud or to external hard drives. This will protect you from data loss from hardware failures, breakage, theft, or malware infection like ransomware.

Backing up and restoring your files offers peace of mind and makes it faster and easier to get up and running again.

Setting up automatic updates and restoring your files

  • Choose a backup system that’s right for your business
  • Test you’re able to restore your backup regularly
  • Store a physical backup somewhere safe offsite

NOTE: Certain industries have obligations to keep records for specific periods of time. Make sure you are aware of your business’ data retention requirements.


Follow our guidance on backing up your data.