Backups 102 and 2FA restore fail

It’s not just data that we need to back up. We also need to back up processes. I recently failed to do that and I share a story of woe from my phone breaking my two-factor authentication.

TOPICS

* story about 2FA backup methods

* 3-2-1

* backup to external drives

* consider encryption

* how often? as often as your data changes….

* two local drives – continuous backup vs point in time

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT TIME

* Do you first (next?) backup.

* Extra credit: Do a test restore!

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE

* Authy – two-factor authentication (2FA) app

* Apple TimeMachine (macOS and Mac OS X only)

* Microsoft Authenticator – two-factor authentication (2FA) app

* SanDisk 256GB USB Flash Drive

* Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB for Windows or Mac

* VeraCrypt – encryption software for Windows Mac, and Linux (warning, not incredibly user friendly — I’ll cover this more humanely in the future)

* Windows Backup (Windows 8.1 only)

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