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Our devices are home to all of our important data. But if that device is damaged, lost or destroyed, your data may be lost. Whether it’s hardware failure, theft, natural disaster or your device being infected with a virus, recovering data can be expensive or impossible.

That’s why it’s so important to regularly back up data to the cloud or an external hard drive. While all data can be important, here are some of the top things you should make sure are always backed up.

Photos

It’s now common for us to keep thousands of photos on our phones without backing them up. Uploading them to the cloud could save years of memories if your phone is ever lost.

Personal records

You never know when you may need to access copies of your personal or financial records. Recovering them can be a time consuming process, so a backup is the best way to keep them easily accessible.

Customer details

If you own a business, customer details are crucial to your everyday operations. Losing them could mean years of work undone. A safe and reliable backup is the best way to keep them protected.

Remember, it’s also important to regularly test your backups to ensure your data is stored safely.

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