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Why Hard Drives Fail and Why You Should Have a Backup Plan

Like death and taxes, there's one more thing that's an absolute in life - all hard disk drives (HDDs) will eventually fail. It's not a matter of "if" the drive will fail, just "when" it will stop working. That's why we...

Bootable Backups: A Key Part of Your Complete Backup Plan

During April, the Rocket Yard focuses on the importance of backups to an overall data security plan. Previously, we discussed how to use the Time Machine app built into OS X to easily and quickly begin backing up data on your...

Having A Backup Plan Is No Joke

There's a good chance you were spending the holiday yesterday in the company of your irreplaceable family members and friends. There's also a good chance you were too busy to spend any time with something else that's irreplaceable – your...

Make Sure Your Plan Is In Order This World Backup Day

Each year, we like to give Rocket Yard readers a pleasant reminder about a very important date: March 31. No, not so you can get a head start on your April Fools Day planning. Rather, today is World Backup Day...

Business Continuity Backups

As a professional photographer for over 15 years, I have generated an image archive that consumes nearly 20 terabytes of drive space. Although I go to great lengths to ensure this data is safe and backed up to multiple on-site and off-site locations, it’s far from being the only thing happening in my daily backup routine. In this post, I want to talk about what I refer to as business continuity backups. These are backups that are a part of my daily, automated backup routine, and they are specifically created with business continuity in mind.

Backup Month: How to Fine-Tune iOS iCloud Backups

April is Backup Month, and though we often focus on Mac backups, it's equally important to remember to keep your mobile devices backed up as well. In today's post, we'll look at the iOS iCloud Backup function and show how...

Backup Month: How to Utilize Incremental and Offsite Backups

Our Backup Month series continues today with a primer on incremental and offsite backups, an important part of any backup plan for home or business users. In the past, we've talked about the 3-2-1 approach to backups, which means that to...

Mac Performance Guide: Don’t Only Rely on Time Machine for Backup

At the Rocket Yard, we're constantly reminding our readers about the importance of having proper protection for their data. Disaster can strike anytime and anywhere, so it's crucial that your most important media is backed up.  Our friends at Mac Performance Guide...

Guest Article: How to Bulletproof Your Backups

Backing up your hard drive is one of those tasks that rates somewhere between flossing your teeth and checking the air in your tires, it’s a necessity that can cause great regret if not done regularly. Backing up is the...

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