Best Time to Backup Your PC's Data

Daily backups are recommended for frequent users

By , ITworld |  Security, Backup & Recovery, best time

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BACKUP YOUR PC? It depends on how often you use your PC, according to security site Tip: Occasional computer users -- those who spend five hours a week or less at their PC -- should back up their data at least once a week. However, more frequent users who spend more than ten hours a week at their PC should perform daily backups.
Ultimately, the frequency with which you back up your data depends on what you consider to be acceptable loss. "The more important [your data] is to you, the more important backing it up becomes," says

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