Managing Your Digital Stuff - Backups

What happens to you if you lose your stuff? Seriously, most of
us would lose parts of our lives.  Furthermore, getting some
of that stuff back may be very time consuming, expensive, or

There are many options for backing up your stuff, manually or automatically. As an example, Apple engineers were aware of the need for backups and that most people didn't backup. So Apple provides mechanisms to help users backup automatically: 1. iOS/iPadOS allows automatic backups to Apple's iCloud. 2. MacOS allows automatic Time Machine backups to an external drive as well as backups to the iCloud. Some Popular Backup Options (in the cloud) (Cloud Backups require good broadband connections) (now E2EE) Backup Options (locally) Always eject BEFORE disconnecting an SSD or Flashdrive 500GB 1TB 2TB 4TB Your Sandisk Portable SSD May Require a Firmware Update TIME MACHINE (Time Machine) Re-Formatting external SSDs How Do I Format an SSD in Windows 10? There are two ways to format an SSD on Windows 10. The easiest is to right-click the drive in File Manager and select Format. However, this isn't an option if the drive hasn't been formatted yet, as it won't show up in File Explorer. In that case, you need to format the drive using Disk Management. NTFS is the best option for Windows PCs. If you need to use your drive on both Windows and macOS, choose exFat. An Enhanced Performance (and Encryption) Option for Mac users: Erase and reformat a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac File system formats available in Disk Utility on Mac Further considerations: 1. Should you have multiple backups? Why? 2. Should your multiple backups be spatially separated? Why? 3. What is most convenient? 4. What is most secure?

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