I sympathize with folks in this scenario: you find out that your data backup didn’t work when you needed to restore it.
With the evil ransomware bugs that are going around and you get infected, your data is destroyed and the best way to get it back is to restore from a backup. There are two potential issues you might then face:
- Your automatic backup hasn’t been working
- Your backup solution was connected to your computer and the backup files are encrypted as well
The best protection to avoid these problems is to have a backup solution that you understand AND that is disconnected from your computer: removable media or cloud-based solutions. There are different solutions depending on your situation and budget.
If you can’t afford to lose it, back it up!