World Backup Day

Next Monday, 31 March 2025

World Backup Day on March 31st is here to remind you how important it is to regularly back up all of your files and documents in order to keep them safe.

How frustrating it is when your computer crashes when you were working on something important, and you lose all your important documents?

Sometimes, your phone might stop working without any prior warning and if you haven't backed up your data, you can lose your files.

An image created by us to represent world backup day with the pledge

Even with the advancement of technology, devices like phones, computers, and hard drives still have flaws. There are high chances of losing all data in a matter of seconds without having any recovery option.

That is why you should stop procrastinating and back up data on all your devices on March 31st. It is now easier and quicker than ever!

The Background Of World Backup Day

World Backup Day was started in 2011, by digital consultant Ismail Jadun . Jadun saw a post on Reddit, where someone mentioned losing their hard drive and Wished someone reminded them how important it is to backup data.

Jadun thought it would be a good idea to have a global day to remind everyone to sit down and back up all the files and documents they don't want to lose.

He chose March 31st as the date to observe World Backup Day as it is the day before April Fools and only fools will forget to back up their data.

The day quickly spread among internet users and many social media platforms, as Jadun encourages all participants to take a pledge on March 31st and share it with their followers every year.

The pledge goes "I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on World Backup Day, March 31st." 

Backing up your data is extremely important for safety reasons too. Data that is not backed up and protected is more prone to be hacked or stolen by viruses. 

How to Take Part in World Backup Day

Celebrate this day as it is intended: take time to sit down and back up all of your devices. Also, set a reminder to do it more regularly and not only on one day of the year.

Backing up your data not only gives you peace of mind but the opportunity to look back on all your previous years of saved photos and memories to look at and reminisce about. 

It's also important to take a break from technology sometimes to rejuvenate and relax. Read about National Unplugging Day next. 

World Backup Day
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Tuesday, 31 March 2026

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