I normally publish this reminder on the first day of every month. However, the first day of July was yesterday, a Sunday. I normally don’t publish new articles on Sunday so I will publish the reminder today.
Actually, you can make backups at any time. However, it is easier and safer if you have a specific schedule. The first day of the month is easy to remember, so I would suggest you back up your genealogy files at least on the first day of every month (or the next day), if not more often.
Of course, you might want to back up more than your genealogy files. Family photographs, your checkbook register, all sorts of word processing documents, email messages, and much more need to be backed up regularly. Why not do that on the first day of each month?
NOTE: You can find a list of my previous articles about making backups by starting at: http://bit.ly/2NA4xqT.
You might want to check out What I Use Now for Backups at https://blog.eogn.com/2017/08/01/what-i-use-now-for-backups/.