Graphic by Gilmour Photography for World Back Up Day

World Back Up Day – Don’t Be An April Fool, Back Up Your Data Now!

Your yearly reminder to practice safe data storage habits

According to recent statistics: 113 phones are lost every minute around the world, 29% of lost files are accidental, and 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses every month. With 30% of people never backing up their files, World Backup Day is a yearly reminder to practice safe data storage habits. Don’t be an April fool, back up your data now!

Common Threats

In a perfect world we would never get a computer virus or lose devices, but in reality you can never be too careful. As part of a solid image back up plan, Gilmour Photography can help you have peace of mind knowing that your photos are safely stored and protected against the following threats.

  • Cybersecurity Scares
  • Hardware Failures
  • Human Error
  • Natural Disasters

Gilmour Photography’s ImageVault Is Bullet Proof

Our simple to use ImageVault photo archive makes backing up and tracking your images easy. It eliminates fragile DVD’s and the headache of hard drive backups.  ImageVault private photo archive provides bullet-proof backup, online collaboration and promotion tools in one easy to use web portal. And yes, the storage is actually in a bullet proof data centre.

Implement 3-2-1 rules for data protection

According to Data Backup Options, a United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) publication, all computer users (from individual users to large corporations) should back up critical data to protect against loss or corruption. Keeping just one backup is never enough. To increase your chances of recovering lost or corrupted data, follow the 3-2-1 rule.

graphic for a 3-2-1 back up system
Keep 3 copies of important files: 1 primary and 2 backups.
Keep the files on at least 2 types of storage media to protect against various hazards.
Store 1 copy offsite (outside your home or business).

Learn more about how Gilmour Photography backs up your photos by clicking the articles below.


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