Pro Pod Tip of the Week: Backups are Not Optional

Everyone knows to save their work. It's something that we're taught from our earliest days doing projects for school. Podcasters especially think about this when it comes to recordings, sometimes making double backup recordings in case their different systems fail.

But do you provide the same level of security for your editing work? As you're editing, mixing or mastering your project, make sure you're saving multiple times, and (for extra security) ensure that your edited files live in a folder that is being backed up to cloud storage (whether that's Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft's One Drive or using a full drive backup like BackBlaze.

There's no perfect plan, and the right sequence of catastrophes can leave anyone stranded with lost work. But a proper backup system and set of procedures will ensure that you're never more than an hour or two away from restored.