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23Jan 2022 by

First-person (John)

Good day everyone, 
I hope everyone has a great last week of this Class. I think we have learned a lot in the past couple of weeks.
In my personal life I kind of live life on the edge when it comes to backing up my files. I do not have a lot of files being backed up because well I don’t have a lot of things to keep. I have yet to even fill a quarter of my 256GB SSD in my Laptop. The things I do save on a separate drive are my school projects. I would hate to have a 3-page paper go down the drain because I dropped my laptop and lost all of my data. I upload this information to my cloud storage provider and If I need it no matter what device I am on it is there. I find this really handy because sometimes I use different computers to get something done and if I need it all I have to do is log into the website and I can have it at my hands with no lapse in the changes that were made last time I was editing the document. I guess if I were to change one thing it would be to make sure to save the little pictures that I do have. I believe having those on a physical drive would work enough for me because they are there for me to remember not to use every day. It could be kind of a digital photo book full of memories. Having a backup of files could prove to be really important for a business because if historical data is lost or a customer’s information database is deleted or corrupted someone is going to pay, I would not like to be that guy. Having previous versions you can go back to when editing documents can be really handy. 
Have a wonderful week!

Second person ( seth)

Good Evening, 
Planning for disaster recovery on a personal level is much different than planning for disaster on an organizations level. Options for backup include the following: 
Full Backup- Back up all data to include new data and old data that has already been backed up. Is the most complete backup solution.
Incremental Backup- Only backs up data that has changed since the last backup. 
Differential Backup- Only backup data that has been changed since the last full backup and allow for quick restoration of data. 

Backups can saved to many locations which include the following:

Secondary internal hard drives.
External hard drives
Optical drives
USB flash drives
Network Shares
Network attached storage

When considering your method for back up you should be working hand in hand with your disaster recovery plan. For example, backing up data on-site in any way would not be effective for backing up your data in the event of a flooding or fire. USB flash drives would be a bad method if your data contains sensitive information. Organizations should consider using a cold, warm, or hot site to recover from disasters and they can make the decision on what kind of site they want to use by determining things like how much down time they can afford having, risks, prioritizing which parts of the network are most important, and cost available. 
Personally, at work I save all of my important files on the cloud so that they can be retrieved in the event of data loss or a disaster. For my personal files that are important to me (which are mostly just photos), I have them backed up using the cloud. I did make the mistake before of not making sure that these were backed up periodically and upon losing a phone, I had also lost everything that had not yet been backed up.