THE PLATINUM RULE... (AKA: THE RULE OF THREE)

THE RULE OF THREE:

While reading the Nov. 25, 2013 online edition of PC World Magazine, we found an article by Jon Jacobi that suggested a profoundly simple rule to protect your Classic Car documentation.

Jacobi stated:  It doesn't get any more basic in backup than the Rule of Three

To lower the risk of data loss to the freak event level, you must have three copies of your important data: the original, a backup of the original, and a backup of the backup.

WHERE TO STORE

The secondary (2nd) and tertiary (3rd) copies should be in different locations. Ideally, keep one on premises (local) for swift restores and recovery, and keep one off-site where it isn’t subject to the same physical threats (lightning, flood, theft, and the like). 

Remember that the rule of three is a practical minimum—an extra copy here and there won’t hurt.  Before you can know how you should best back up, you must know what you need to back up.

Want more details on Garagistry's private, and secure storage for your classic's documentation? Read here.

WHAT TO STORE:

The choice is ultimately yours, but Jacobi recommends "protecting anything you might want or require later and that you can’t re-create": electronic documents (tax stuff, business stuff, any hard copies you've scanned and discarded), artistic creations, memorabilia (photos, videos, or your old garage band recordings); "pretty much anything whose loss would evoke extreme negative emotions."

Jon Jacobi certainly knows the importance of protecting your Classic's documentation. Whether you already have your documents and photos on your home computer or not, Jacobi's message is for you.

Garagistry was created to provide every Classic car owner and Collector with the tools to organize, manage, and protect your Classic vehicle's documentation, known history, photos, and stories. 

You can get started today for free. Simply select the Registered Classic seal (in the adjacent right-hand column) to access a complimentary membership.

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