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Chapter 34. Maintaining Your System > Backing Up Your Data

Backing Up Your Data

Although keeping a secure and updated operating system is important, it is not as important as maintaining an archive of your important data.

When a program or computer crashes, it's possible that one or more files on your computer's drive can be affected (especially if you're working on a file when the computer locks up). Even though Mac OS X offers strong resistance to system failure, the world is unpredictable, and the potential for events ranging from simple human error to theft make backups an important consideration.


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