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Why Back Up?

Backing up should be a regular part of the routine within any company.

For a technician, backing up can be twofold:

1. Routine backups of the company's data.

2. Backing up before carrying out technical work on a computer.

Backing up procedures should be carried out automatically by any technician and back up media should always be stored in a safe place.

When backing up, a technician should remember that some of the data stored on the backup media could be subject to the Data Protection Act.

When working as a peripatetic worker, a technician should always check to see if the client has any data which requires backing up before starting work on a computer.