How Often Should You Backup?

Our rule of thumb is… If something bad happened, how many hours of work would you be willing to redo?

  • For casual users, backing up once a day is probably enough.
  • For writers and creators, once every 3 to 6 hours would be the upper limit.
  • For computers creating or processing documents all day (think student ID cards or test scanners), every hour or “continuous” might be the best option.

How many hours of work are you willing to loose?