Backups 102 and 2FA restore fail

Humane Tech

Feb 13 2021 • 17 mins

It's not just data that we need to back up. We also need to back up processes. I recently failed to do that and I share a story of woe from my phone breaking my two-factor authentication. TOPICS * story about 2FA backup methods * 3-2-1 * backup to external drives * consider encryption * how often? as often as your data changes.... * two local drives - continuous backup vs point in time HOMEWORK FOR NEXT TIME * Do you first (next?) backup. * Extra credit: Do a test restore! LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE * (Authy) - two-factor authentication (2FA) app * (Apple TimeMachine) (macOS and Mac OS X only) * (Microsoft Authenticator) - two-factor authentication (2FA) app * (SanDisk 256GB USB Flash Drive) * (Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB for Windows or Mac) * (VeraCrypt) - encryption software for Windows Mac, and Linux (warning, not incredibly user friendly -- I'll cover this more humanely in the future) * (Windows Backup) (Windows 8.1 only) PODCAST WEBSITE HUMANE TECH EMAIL NEWSLETTER Sign-up to receive a (weekly newsletter) that's to-the-point with helpful advice, links, and information on upcoming podcast episodes, and more! Your information will never be sold or shared. COMING SOON * file sharing services: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, etc * secure cloud storage If you're enjoying the podcast please leave a review and subscribe. If you have comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions please email us at