After losing 1,500 hours of videos of famous comics honing their acts on stage, Jamie Masada, owner of comedy club The Laugh Factory, learned to pay more for data backup, according to the New York Times. The first lot of videos was lost in a backup mishap, but Masada told the news source he now pays for a more expensive and more well regarded service.
Masada, who said he loves new technology, began watching data more closely himself and spent a lot of money on a data backup device. He said he takes care of backup and makes sure it is safe. David Freedman, in writing the story for the New York Times, said that some backup option should be used by everyone.
"I suspect the lesson here for most of us isn’t related to the choice of online versus local hard drive backup — either way, chances are strong you’ll be fine," Freedman said. "Rather, the lesson is that given the growing value of our data, it makes sense to avoid putting all of your eggs in one basket. Personally, I back up online, to an external hard drive and then again to DVDs kept in a fireproof safe."
One good way to go for backup, according to CloudBusinessReview, is a cloud backup option for data. The website said it would help cut costs, enhance security and save time buy allowing the files to be uploaded quicker.