Why Back Up?

Why should you make backups? There are more reasons than you might think. Here are a few:

If you think about these examples, you'll realize that while you can lower the odds there is no way to absolutely prevent these things from happening. And the more you use a computer the greater the odds because of the increased wear and tear and greater opportunity for human error.

The only real protection is to make regular backups: Backups you can trust to have what you need on them, and trust to be usable when you really need them.