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Kabooza Global Backup Survey
About backup habits, risk factors, worries and data loss of home PCs.


Covering 4257 respondents from 129 countries.
Survey conducted online between 24-12-2008 and 06-01-2009.
Survey Highlights:
82% of home PC users donĀ't do regular backup.
66% have lost pictures and files on their home PC. 42% within the last year.
71% are most worried about losing their digital pictures on their home PC.
Summary
People neglect their home PC backup needs. Over 82% of the respondents donĀ't do regular backups. At the same time 66% have had critical data loss. This is alarming and surprising since the risk of losing important pictures or files, due to virus, hard drive crashes, physical damage or theft, is so high.
Question 1: How often do you backup your home PC?
A surprising 54% of the respondents do not have any backup what so ever for their PC. Only 18% of the respondents said they have daily backup. Another 15% said they do irregular backups, which ensures all their data is not lost in a critical situation. Though they will lose everything since their last backup. 13% of the respondents seemed unaware of the need or possibility to protect their personal data in an adequate way.
Question 2: What do you believe is the greatest risk for your home PC?
54% of the respondents see virus this as the primary risk factor for their personal data. The next most perceived risk factor, 31%, is a hard drive crash. Theft and physical damage to the PC only account for 16% of the perceived risk.
Question 3: What are you most worried about losing on your home PC?
Of all the data on computers today, an overwhelming 71% of the respondents were worried about losing their pictures. Documents were of primary concern for only 16% of the respondents. This may be because pictures are virtually impossible to re-create. Traditionally there has been no good or economical way of backing up large private digital photo collections online. But with the rapid spread of high speed Internet access, online backup is now a competitive option.
Question 4: Have you lost any important pictures or files on your home PC?
66% of the respondents replied that they had lost pictures or files, 42% within the last year. This is not surprising given the fact that 82% donĀ't do regular backups. Data loss happens often and to many people. Most data loss is irreparable. Often covering many years of memories.
Countries in the Survey (129)
Survey respondents came from these countries: Aland Islands, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia.


About Kabooza
Kabooza is a worldwide online backup service based in Stockholm, Sweden with secure storage facilities in USA and Europe. Kaboozas mission is to make sure no one loses important pictures or files on their home PC if something unexpected happens.
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