Originating in 2011 as an initiative by the Reddit community, World Backup Day serves as a yearly prompt to securely backup your data on March 31.

Don't Risk Your Data as Data Disasters Hurt

  • The city of Atlanta suffered a ransomware attack that resulted in th eloss of critical data. And Atlanta estimated it would need $9.5 million

  • Amazon's cloud servers experienced a major outage, causing a significantnumber of websites and services to godown, which had far-reaching impacts, resulting in a financial loss of over $10 million

  • Delta Air Lines suffered a power outage, which resulted in the loss of critical data and caused the cancellation of over 1,000 flights, leading to significant delays and losses.


Why Is Backing Up Important?

This year’s survey results continue to show us that having a good backup strategy in place, whether for a business or an individual, is a great way to mitigate against different data disasters.

  • 67%

    report accidentally deleting something.

  • 54%

    report having lost data.

  • 53%

    were affected by a security incident.

  • 48%

    had an external hard drive crash.

  • 21%

    of those crashes have happened in the last year.

  • 44%

    lost access to their data when a shared drive or synced drive was deleted.


The 2022 Backup Survey: 54% Report Data Loss With Only 10% Backing Up Daily

Trending Backup Frequency in 2022

When compared to 2021, we see:
- A slight 1% increase in backing up data on a yearly basis
- The rest of the results were pretty consistent from year to year.
The main issue is that 20% of people remain at risk of data loss in case of a computer crash or loss as they never backup their data.

A Decade of Data Backup Trends: Comparing 2008 to 2022

Computer owners are backing up more frequently than a decade ago, but delaying backups increases the risk of data loss.

Disclaimer: The source data used in this work is from backblaze.com


3-2-1-1-0 Golden Backup Rule


What Are Three Backup Options and Their Differences


Three Backup Types: Full, Differential, Incremental

Full Backup

Full backups are the most comprehensive form of backup, in which all data is sent to a backup destination.

Differential Backup

Differential backups copy only the data that has changed since the last full backup.

Incremental Backup

Incremental backups copy only the data that has changed since the last backup, regardless of whether it was full or differential.

For detailed introduction, check out Full vs. Incremental vs. Differential, Which Backup Is Best?