Many times in my career, I have seen many people lose information. Hard drive failures, accidentally deleting them, or losing them in a fire.. Whatever the cause they lose their important information.
As the title stats Backup! All the headaches and stress can be avoided if you simply just backup your files! Here are a two different methods you can use to make sure your information is safe.
1. External Media: Whether this be CDs DVDs or an External Drive at least it is no longer on a single storage point your hard drive.
2. External Storage: This one is possible the best solution to backups, having an offsite storage container to store your information. It is just like how your hotmail, yahoo, or Gmail is stored, in a remote location that you can access anywhere and can never lose data if your computer crashes.
I do truly recommend the 2nd method and here are some cool sites that offer this kind of storage:
There are a ton of them out there some are free like Skydrive, and others cost money.