William Shakespeare’s Hamlet was a thinking man, and if he were around today. I suspect he would have something to say about backups, as without them all the data on a computer system exists in a state of peril.
He might have said the following if asked:
To Backup or not to Backup, that is the question –
Whether it is worthwhile to invest and connect a Backup system
and suffer the investment and extra time spent.
Or to resist, stay away from backup altogether
and rely on luck and good fortune,
place your trust in the machine
expecting that IT will work without fail.
That no misfortune will befall it ,
such as a misplaced cup of tea or coffee
that no wandering virus will alight from the Internet to infect,
that time and salt air will not decay or effect the faithful machine
that holds your work, your pictures, your messages,
that contrary to common sense your computer will develop
an immunity to breakdown, that will serve you into eternity.
Those who deem IT backup tedious and unnecessary
remain, inactive and risk the loss of all of their data,
might suffer and through their suffering become noble.
Those that take the step to purchase and provide
not one but two devices apart from their working machine
as a safe haven for their sensitive data
Then they too can be considered noble and not alone noble but wise.
Joan Maguire 2014
Hamlet may not have had access to a computer but if he had he would probably be delighted to read the following absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC published by PC World.