10. Twelve Stupid Backup Strategies to Avoid

Missing files? No problem whatsoever. I use Time Machine.
Missing files? No problem whatsoever. I use Time Machine.

In the spring of 2015, I had a special opportunity to tour the DriveSavers headquarters in Novato, California. DriveSavers is a data recovery company—they’re the ones you call when you lose critical data from a hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD) and don’t have a backup. They can disassemble your drive in a clean room, perform the electronic equivalent of brain surgery on it, and in most cases, recover your crucial missing data. (For more on DriveSavers, read Jeff Carlson’s article DriveSavers to the Rescue.) These recovery services come ...

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