Hard drives can fail without any warning whatsoever, a virus could wipe out your entire data, natural disasters such as fire or flood can damage the drive, you might accidentally delete a file or it might even get stolen. It is not only emergency situations where you will need backups, when you replace your old computer for a new one backups come in handy personalizing your new computer like your old computer.
Many people too often overlook data backup.
Please spare a moment to take in the enormity of what has happened to this Australian business.
Distribute IT lost 5000 of their clients websites. Internal backups were in place, but the data was not replicated, nor encrypted, anywhere offsite. Read the article.
This serves as a reminder to business everywhere, not just the IT sector, that we need to protect our data more than ever.