Managing Your Digital Stuff - Backups
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Manage/Backups.html



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
impossible.





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. Worth Reading: The Cloud Is a Lie https://www.macobserver.com/columns-opinions/devils-advocate/the-cloud-is-a-lie/ John Kheit argues that the cloud is a lie. And if you believe in it, you're not only a sucker, you've been brainwashed into accepting your lot as a 2nd class digital citizen. The cloud is a lie because it convinces you of at least two Stockholm syndrome things: (1) you don't deserve to own or control your own data, and (2) security for your data does not matter. Some Popular Backup Options (in the cloud) https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html https://www.carbonite.com https://www.dropbox.com/basic https://www.apple.com/support/backup/ Backup Options (locally) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595430-REG https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595431-REG/ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 (Time Machine) An Enhanced Performance (and Encryption) Option for Mac users: Erase and reformat a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/erase-and-reformat-a-storage-device-dskutl14079/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?

How to Connect External Storage Drive to iPad & iPhone https://osxdaily.com/2020/05/04/how-connect-external-storage-iphone-ipad USB-C to USB Adapter https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1M2/usb-c-to-usb-adapter Lightning to USB Adapter https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD821AM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter Micro-USB to USB Adapter (for Android) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4GGW5Q sam.wormley@gmail.com