My mentor, dear friend, and Group Policy Mastermind Jeremy Moskowitz has been writing a blog post every year that provides very practical information re: how to back up your data on your home PC.
Obviously your IT Department’s backup strategy is going to be very different than this, but these instructions are perfect for your non-techie friends and family, and also for tech-savvy folks like me who run their company out of their homes. The article is written for non-techies, though techies won’t find it condescending either. :)
Jeremy updates this post every year since backup options and technologies are changing all the time.
And as Jeremy suggests: Print out a copy, and hand it to your parents. This will save you some panicky phone calls one day, I promise.
I highly, highly recommend this article. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and all that.
So without further ado… here’s the link. Enjoy!