Should I back up my computer?

Episode 1320 (1:04:58)

Rod from New Jersey

Rod is ashamed to admit he's never backed up his computer. Leo says he's not alone. Most people don't and they don't get serious about it until they lose something. Rod is wondering if it's easy to do. Leo says sure. As we move more data in the cloud, he's probably already doing it to a certain extent without realizing it. His email is backed up. When he posts images to Facebook, it's backed up.

Leo believes in Peter Krogh's 3-2-1 backup strategy. He should have three backups, on two different formats, with one off site. That way he won't ever lose his important data. Learn more about it at