Over the years, I’ve found myself relying on Google for a lot of different services. While I used them for searching for years, I didn’t really start depending on them until I acquired my Gmail account a while back. Later, when they acquired GrandCentral, they took care of my phone number. These days I would be completely lost without my Google services. And whenever you get too dependent on a company, you need to make a backup plan. In this case, if you’re as reliant on Google as I am, you’ll want to learn how to backup the data you have stored with them.
If you’re curious just how to make a full back up of your Gmail messages, Contacts, Calendar, Docs and more, you should really check out this great guide over at HowToGeek. They know how important your data is, and truly understand the need for making backups of all data. By the time you finish with their guide, you’ll have a local copy of virtually everything you store on Google’s servers.