June is Backup Awareness Month

I don’t know who proclaimed this month as “Backup Awareness Month” but it certainly is a good idea. Backblaze is an online backup provider that is promoting the idea of backup awareness rather heavily. The company ran a survey last year that claims senior citizens perform more backups than do the 18-44 year old crowd. In short, the older generation is kicking the collective youthful butts when it comes to regularly backing up computer data.

This is the 7th year Backblaze has commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct our annual Backup Awareness Survey. Each year 2,000 or so random computer users are asked how often they backup all the data on their computer. The results are tabulated across a multitude of demographic dimensions and then Backblaze receives the data to review. For 2014, the breakdown of how often people backup their data is below:

Question: How often do you backup all the data on your computer?

You can learn more at http://goo.gl/GSseJl.

 

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Thanks to your monthly reminder I actually back up my data almost every month now. I also make sure I back up more frequently when working on a major project and always when I have finished a major project.

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This 67-year-old just bought a second external hard drive, so he will now have three backups — the first external, the second external, and a “cloud” backup. Any time I can kick an 18-42 year old butt, I’ll take it, thanks!

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