Backups also let you go back in time to previous versions of your data or your work, acting like a project-level version control. This shouldn’t be the only type of version control that you do, but it definitely helps!
Some general tips include:
Writing out your backup plan can help remove any ambiguity, but also deter any ‘risky’ backup behavior, like backing up data on devices that are less stable (e.g., USB flash drives), or backing up data on a partition of the same hard drive on the same machine.
Questions to think about:
Write out your backup plan.
Describe how you will backup your data. You can write up your own plan, or answer a few questions in the worksheet, below, to get started.