31st march (’23): World Backup Day

World Backup Day is a commemorative date celebrated annually by the backup industry and tech industry all over the world. It highlights the importance of protecting data and keeping systems and computers secure.

World Backup Day started with a post on Reddit where a user wrote about losing their hard drive and wishing someone had reminded them about how important it is to backup data. The campaign started by Ismail Jadun in 2011 and every year news outlets write articles about the importance of backing up data on World Backup Day.

Every year on March 31, companies tweet and have podcasts about the importance of backing up data to prevent data loss. On the website WorldBackupDay.com people can make a pledge in ten languages on various social media channels about the importance of backing up their data. The World Backup Day is recognized as National Calendar Day on two national holiday websites.


2 thoughts on “31st march (’23): World Backup Day

  1. I have a 2TB Seagate external drive and do regular backups.
    Recently I lost some email folders and went to see if I could find them on this drive.
    Unfortunately, it looks like you cannot access individual files and can only do a complete restore.
    Can you advise on how to do a disk copy to an external drive so you would have a snap shot of your drive? I’m pretty sure in the past you could do a disk copy and make a duplicate with applications and all files.

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